The teeth in this photograph are typical of a captive animal: skewed and distorted. Wild Morelet's crocodiles have a much neater arrangement of teeth which project vertically towards the opposite jaw. Jaw shape and teeth can tell us much about the diet of a species, and the more posterior teeth of this species are more rounded and blunt than the other teeth, possibly indicating a crushing role (e.g. for hard-shelled prey). A slightly unusual feature is the angulate swelling present in the maxillary bone to accomodate the tenth upper tooth.
Photograph © Adam Britton
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