Red Fox

Red Fox

The red fox’s tooth row is more than half the length of the skull and the molar structure emphasizes crushing.

The dental formula of the red fox is 3/3 1/1 4/4 2/3 and the tooth row is more than half the length of the skull. The premolars are simple and pointed, with the exception of the upper fourth premolars, the carnassials. The red fox’s molar structure emphasizes crushing.


Image | © Minette Layne, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (Fox, 2007; MacDonald & Reynolds, 2005)

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