"A sketch of William Akersten's ideas."

"The drawings show the scimitar-tooted car Homotherium applying a shearing bite to its prey. In the first drawing, the upper canines begin to pierce the skin. In the second drawing, the mandible gives support as the head is depressed, and the upper canines penetrate farther while the lower canines and incisors add to the wound. In the third drawing, the fold of skin and flesh is pulled back with the jaws closed, causing considerable loss of blood and perhaps tearing off a whole chunk." (Anton & Turner 1997)

Text material © 1997 by Anton & Turner, and Columbia University Press.