Latest Jaw Stories
Researchers say a jawbone found in Kazakhstan gives more evidence towards the theory that giant birds roamed the Earth during the same time as the dinosaur.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that use over time and not just genetics informs the structure of jaw bones in human populations.
More than 99 per cent of modern vertebrates (animals with a backbone, including humans) have jaws, yet 420 million years ago, jawless, toothless armour-plated fishes dominated the seas, lakes, and rivers.
New research from Brown University shows that fish and mammals chew differently.
A fang-like tooth on double upper lips, spiny teeth on the tongue and a pulley-like mechanism to move the tongue backwards and forwards â€“ this bizarre bite belongs to a conodont and, thanks to a fresh fossil find, has now been analyzed and reconstructed by a Swiss-French research team headed by paleontologists from the University of Zurich.
A reptile that lived 275 million years ago in present day Oklahoma is giving paleontologists a glimpse of the oldest known toothache, predating by 200 million years the previous record for the earliest known evidence of tooth decay in a terrestrial vertebrate.
A half-billion years ago, vertebrates lacked the ability to chew their food.
The robust jaws and formidable teeth of some of our ancestors and ape cousins may suggest that humans are wimps when it comes to producing a powerful bite: but a new study has found the opposite is true, with major implications for our understanding of diet in ancestral humans.
Scientists announced recently that they have created a joint in the jaw from human adult stem cells, an advance which could revolutionize reconstructive surgery.
Researchers from Londonâ€™s Natural History Museum have found a rare fish that features small bone fangs.
The Angler, (Lophius piscatorius), also known as the Fishing-frog, Frog-fish, or Sea-devil, is a species of monkfish in the family Lophiidae. It is found in coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, from the Barents Sea to the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. This species comprises a significant commercial fishery in parts of its range. The Angler has a very large, broad head that is flat and depressed. The rest of the body appears to be a mere appendage. The wide...
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