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Tusks

tusk-shell

(Science: zoology) See tusk.


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Small Mammal's Lower Jaw? Very unique- trying to identify

... we lived. This thing would come in and eat the left overs in the bin, it was a skinny sad looking specimen and when he retrieved the carcase it's tusks had grown around back through the jawbone twice! yes, amazing, the poor thing must of been in agony as when the skull was processed it had huge ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:39 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Small Mammal's Lower Jaw? Very unique- trying to identify
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Elephant: The First Primate?

... are just like ours complete with opposable thumbs. Gomphotherium sp., early elephant ancestor [3.6 - 13.6 mya] still had enamel on its incisors/tusks* which might be an indicator of when our two species diverged. It may be the case that some monkey species split off from the elephant without ...

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by Kully
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:15 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Elephant: The First Primate?
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