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Which Animal Has The Largest Teeth?

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Elephants have the largest teeth their tusks are teeth
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The amimal that has the largest teeth is the tusk of the elaphant.
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Teeth are important things, without them eating becomes a lot more difficult. Mammal's teeth have reached their highest peak of evolution and are both more complicated and more efficient than in other vertebrates.

Teeth are heavy and require considerable muscle to operate efficiently. This makes an important contribution to the evolution of the mammal skull. Mammals are heterodonts, this means some of our teeth are different. In fishes and reptiles the teeth are all basically the same, some bigger than others but the same basic shape. Mammals needed their teeth to do several different jobs and so mammal teeth evolved into different forms. Mammal teeth can grind, stab, scissor, dig, chisel, sieve and lift.

Teeth are the hardest part of any mammal and therefore they are the part most often fossilised. The number, size, organisation and shape of the teeth are different in every species of mammal and can be used in taxonomy, especially of fossils. In fact without teeth the fossil record would be much harder to understand.

Teeth do not last for ever, like everything they wear out. How fast they wear out depends on what the animal eats. Herbivore teeth in particular tend to where out at a specific rate. This is very useful for biologists as it allows them to age an animal by looking at its teeth. Therefore even a skull of a long dead animal can supply useful information by faithfully retaining the information on how old the animal was when it died.

Elephants, as you might have expected have the largest teeth in the world. An Elephants tusks are actually modified incisors. They rise from the upper jaw and only two thirds of them are visible because they are deeply embedded in the elephant's skull.

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Elephant
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Mr elephant has the biggest teeth.  They are called tusks because they hang outside the elephant's mouth.
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It is the elephant. .  It's two tusks are it's teeth. .
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If that's true than mammoths must have been the same way, therefore the largest species of mammoth had the largest teeth ever!

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