Day: October 25, 2020

Herbivores

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There are many different types of herbivores. Many eat a variety of plants, while some stick to one type of plant. Those who stick to one type of plant have their own special classifications. For example, animals that eat primarily fruit are called frugivores, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Fruit bats and flying foxes are examples of frugivores. And, animals and insects that eat mostly leaves — such as pandas, caterpillars, giraffes or koalas — are called folivores.

Dental Function

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For the purpose of our articles and hypothesis, the relationships between tooth form, masticatory movements, and diet do hold up reasonably well when comparing related species. For example, bats that consume tough insects have longer shearing crests, whereas those that eat pulpy fruits have larger crushing and grinding surfaces. Likewise, omnivorous bears and the raccoon have larger crushing surfaces on their cheek teeth whereas carnivorous cats have larger shearing areas. And among bears, the bamboo-eating panda has larger crushing areas than the carnivorous polar bear, which has longer shearing crests.

Anatomical Differences

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Comparative anatomy is a valid scientific tool, but simplistic applications are often fallacious. The basic question for our hypothesis is not whether comparative anatomy and physiology are valid tools, as they clearly are, but whether or not we accept that the species “dog” is an omnivore as expressed by many, or facultative carnivore, as advocated by us.

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