Table 1. Statistics for occlusal reconstructions of the eight species of Carnivora. Lateral movement is the distance that the jaw moves from initial tooth contact (IC) to centric occlusion (CO), also shown as a proportion of the outer glenoid fossae distance (OGFD). Occlusal closing angle is the angle of rotation of the jaw between IC and OC.
 
Group Species Lateral movement
of jaw
(mm)
OGFD (mm) Lateral movement
(%)
Occlusal closing angle
()
1 Acinonyx jubatus 4.33 108.6 3.99 -12.57
  Crocuta crocuta 4.19 123.0 3.40 -19.48
2 Mustela lutreola 1.16 34.7 3.33 -12.39
  Vormela peregusna 0.98 28.9 3.39 -12.95
3 Alopex lagopus 2.85 56.2 5.07 -13.60
  Canis aureus 3.94 70.0 5.63 -11.55
4 Genetta genetta 1.96 34.9 5.62 -10.05
  Herpestes ichneumon 2.67 41.7 6.40 -14.06