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That flexibility helps the animals maintain a better grip on struggling prey and also allows the mandible to flex wider to accommodate larger morsels, he notes.T. REX’S INCREDIBLE BITING FORCE CAME FROM ITS STIFF LOWER JAWSID PERKINSMAY 7, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Centipedes instead eat with mandibles, as crustaceans and insects do.EXPLAINER: INSECTS, ARACHNIDS AND OTHER ARTHROPODSCURTIS SEGARRAJANUARY 19, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The peculiarity of their beak consists in the lower mandible being considerably longer than the other into which it shuts.IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
The insertion is tendinous on the dorsal surface of the lower mandible in common with the dorsal aponeurosis of pars profundus.JAW MUSCULATURE OF THE MOURNING AND WHITE-WINGED DOVESROBERT L. MERZ
The most dorsal aponeurosis inserts on a tubercle at the posterior tip of the dorsal edge of the mandible.JAW MUSCULATURE OF THE MOURNING AND WHITE-WINGED DOVESROBERT L. MERZ
The stripe p. 160corresponding to the deep yellow stripe on the upper mandible is sky blue.WANDERINGS IN SOUTH AMERICACHARLES WATERTON
In Lethrus F. in the female, but not the male, the mandible is armed below with a long incurved horn.AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. III (OF 4)WILLIAM KIRBY
It can always be distinguished from the Horned by the upper mandible being straight on the top.WESTERN BIRD GUIDECHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED, HARRY F. HARVEY, AND REX I. BRASHER
Owing to the straight top to the upper mandible the bill has a slightly up-turned appearance.WESTERN BIRD GUIDECHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED, HARRY F. HARVEY, AND REX I. BRASHER
Bill yellow, with red spot near end of lower mandible; feet greenish yellow.WESTERN BIRD GUIDECHESTER A. (CHESTER ALBERT) REED, HARRY F. HARVEY, AND REX I. BRASHER

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