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Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales


Caption: This shows cut away views through the skulls of (A) the sabre-toothed 'tiger' (Smilodon) and (B) the bizarre pouched sabre-tooth (Thylacosmilus). Note the incredibly wide gape and huge canine teeth with roots extending almost into the braincase of Thylacosmilus.

Credit: Credit: S. Wroe

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