A comparison between the upper canine teeth of a jaguar (black piece, fossil) and an adult African lion. The African lion is by far much larger than the jaguar, but when it comes to bite pressure and overall torque, the jaguar comes in ahead. This can clearly be seen in the dramatic thickness of the jaguar canine root–almost twice as that of the lion, and much heftier, mineralization aside.

The jaguar tooth is part of a set of fossil relics to go to a devotee of Tezcatlipoca, and is not for sale.

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