Polar Bear Skull - Ventral View

Ventral view of a Polar Bear Skull

View of a polar bear skull from below. You have probably noticed that the zygomatic arches are incomplete. Nevertheless, you can see where the temporal muscle that powers the jaw runs. Also take note of the polar bear’s molars. They seem sharper than the grizzly’s, which is probably due to the polar bear’s carnivorous diet.

Paul Bloskie.
Alex Tirabasso, Annick Deblois.

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