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Tooth comparison: Predator vs. Prey
 
 
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Brief Overview:

We compared the size of teeth of samples in both predator and prey types. We hypothesized that the predators would have larger teeth size relative to their head size. Absolute value and relative values are obtained for each samle to give a stronger support of our hypothesis.  

 
   
 


Resources and References:

http://www.d91.k12.id.us/skyline/teachers/robertsd/mammal1.htm  

 
   
 


Future Directions:

More samples are to be collected ...