This is something super rad. Lemme explain.
Both of these skulls are from Carolina Dogs. I’ve talked about those here before but basically they are American dingos and a friend of mine raises them. Sadly he lost these two last year but was kind enough to give me the skulls and skeleton of one.
The skull on the left is from a old male dog named Yellow Boy. Notice how wide and robust the skull is. The skull on the right is from a younger but still adult female (need to ask him what her name was again).
Their teeth will be put back in once I finish whitening the skulls but check out the female’s teeth. She’s completely missing the two rearmost molars. There was never even a place for them. This is the first canine skull with that particular pathology that I’ve come across. So cool! She also never grew in a small premolar.
So yeah, just wanted to share. I get stupidly excited about weird deformities on skulls. :)