Dentition of the Wolverine

DentalWolverine Dental Formula:
Incisor 3/3, canine 1/1, premolar 4/4, molar 1/2 for a total of 38 teeth.

Note that the upper molars are rotated 90 degrees inward, which is the identifying dentition characteristic of the family Mustelidae (weasel family). This is one of the structural features that has made the wolverine successful as a predator/scavenger, enabling it to crush bones and consume frozen tissue.
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Dentition Graphic:
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