African Lion (Panthera leo) Felidae - KNOWLEDGE AND LIGHT
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Ventral View African Lion Skull

The posterior teeth are laterally compressed and sharp not unlike shark teeth. The canines are enormous, recurved and flattened; the lion used them to separate cervical vertebrae and crush wind pipes thus efficiently incapacitating prey. Note that the zygomatic arches are heavy and bowed out to accommodate the massive jaw muscles.

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