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Canine spasm --> risus caninus

The semblance of a grin caused by facial spasm especially in tetanus.

Synonym: canine spasm, cynic spasm, risus sardonicus, sardonic grin, spasmus caninus, trismus sardonicus.

Origin: L. Risus, laugh _ caninus, doglike

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Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

... as it is less likely to back down. Both have powerful canine teeth and use these mainly in threat displays. The bear is more likely to use the canines to bite and kill prey, while gorillas are practically herbivorous. The bear has the advantage here. Both have powerful upper limbs, but the ...

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by darrellacoustic
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
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Re: Sheep in Australia will kill marsupials

... how in the early European exploration, many primitive societies were decimated by the common cold. In many countries in the world different wild canines coexist. So a disease brought by the dingo is actually a more likely cause of the death of the thylacine than competition.

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by animartco
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Sheep in Australia will kill marsupials
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Why are animals so quiet?

... other than sound. Scents for example are often used more than sounds for communication even in animals that do use vocal signals as well: wild canines are a good example. In wolf packs, alpha females often can tell her pack members what to do by ear movements, teeth baring, even certain ways ...

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by Wallyanna
Wed May 09, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are animals so quiet?
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Need help figuring out this skull

... take a picture of some spiders on their net. And they were quite big :lol: Anyway, back to the problem. It looks, it doesn't have big incisors or canines, so I would guess it's skull of some herbivore or omnivore or something like that ;) But it looks quite small, right? Nevertheless, as you don't ...

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by JackBean
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Need help figuring out this skull
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Views: 3191

Dog Trainer comes up with Anti-evolution idiocy

1) “could simply be” is a logical argument? 2) Since tie is a successful adaptation, why only canines? 3) Since pack is a family group and since there is incest avoidance, why then the need for tie? 4) There is no incest avoidance in domestic dogs. 5) Bears, cougars, humans, ...

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by KevinBehan
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Dog Trainer comes up with Anti-evolution idiocy
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