Friday, April 3, 2015
Zoology Lesson For Today, 2.0
In my previous post about aging a white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, based on the wear on its teeth, I used as an example the skull and upper dentia of an adult deer. Recently, while on a hike, our beagle found the lower jaw of a fawn. Four teeth are fully erupted, with a fifth just breaking free of the bone. Anytime there are fewer than six teeth in place on the jawbone, it is a fawn. This particular fawn would've been very young.