Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian devils have massive heads with well-developed jaw muscles and heavy molar teeth adapted for crushing bones and tearing through thick muscle and skin.

The head of the Tasmanian devil is massive and broad with well-developed jaw muscles.

Their big, strong molar teeth are heavy and adapted for their role in crushing bone and tearing through muscle and thick skin.

Tasmanian devils are ferocious when attacked and because they are impressively armed with heavy jaw musculature and robust teeth, they are able to protect themselves against larger predators.


Image | © Mathias Appel, Public Domain
Sources | (Fahey & Kinder, 2001; Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, April 2018)

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