- Comparative Anatomy
refers to canine teeth that are smaller in all dimensions.
a dietary category that describes animals that specialize in eating only meat; animals included in the taxonomic order Carnivora.
[Greek: "recent life"] an era on the geologic time scale that approximately dates from 65 million years to the present; contains the geologic periods Quaternary and Tertiary. It is also known as the "Age of Mammals," since this was the time when many mammals evolved.
an anatomical, physiological, or behavioral features of an organism.
the absence, presence, or developmental state (e.g., size and shape) of a character.
usually a simple cobble-sized tool with a few flakes removed from its perimeter to form a cutting edge; typical of the Oldowan tool industry.
in cladistics, a species or group of species that represents the descendants from a single common ancestor; a holophyletic group.
a chart that demonstrates evolutionary relationships based on derived traits; the ultimate result of cladistic analysis.
a bifacial projectile point dating to about 11,000 years before present and known from the Americas; probably hafted to spears and were used for big game hunting.
the thick exterior layer of smooth bone..
the bones that surrounds the brain case; the skull excluding the mandible and hyoid bones.
a ridge on the chewing surface of a tooth that connects the cusps to one another.
a rounded or pointed projection made of enamel on the chewing surface of a tooth
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