Washington - Scientists of the world was shocked by the discovery of fossils of ancient animals vegetarian long fangs.

This huge beast lived in 260 million years ago in what is now Brazil. The animal had tusks along the 12.7 cm. It was reported in the journal Science published Friday (03/25/2011).

Long canine teeth used to capture and kill prey. Scientists who discovered the fossil, Juan Carlos Cisneros of the University of Piaui, suspected canine was used in leaf-eating animals, to fight with each other or to protect themselves from predators.

Cisneros said, the animal is fighting to compete for territory, food, and female. It is also found in animal musk deer.

"The condition is very important for individuals to survive and live type," said Cisneros. "It shows that nature to own a very creative way to provide solutions to the problems of life."

These ancient animals are named Tiarajudens eccentricus, also has a series of teeth on the roof of her mouth used for chewing.

Tiarajudens included in the group of animals known anomodonts or mammal like reptiles and is the main herbivore of its era.


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