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Studying mammals: Meat eaters

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Figure 3
Figure 3: adapted from Gittleman, J. L. (1989) Carnivore Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution, Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press ©
Figure 3: adapted from Gittleman, J. L. (1989) Carnivore Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution, Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press
Figure 3 Dental diversity amongst the carnivores, with the mandible drawn from the side (top diagram) and above (bottom diagram). All are drawn to the same 'front-to-rear' length. Note the relative sizes of premolars and grinding molars; the carnassial tooth is shaded blue-grey

 2.2 What are the common features of Carnivora?