Five New fossils found from the year of 2016

Harp seal

(Habitat where animal lives: Greenlands and north Arctic Ocean)

Eating habits: They have varied diet of fish but they also consume crustaceans such as amphipods and decapods.

Fossil found: The fossil’s Preserved remains where found in a cave off of the coast of the Greenlands

Teeth: Pups teeth grow only when they eat. If they don't eat, their teeth will not grow.

Bone Structure:


(Habitat where animal lives: Greenlands)

Eating habits: The arctic wolf is very limited when it comes to consuming food because of the location where it lives. But when they can, they eat Caribou and Muskoxen. Since its a larger animal then they are, it takes group effort to take the animal down successfully. Arctic animal can eat more than 20 pounds of meat at a time and since they know that it may be some time till their next meal they eat as much as they can. Larger kill could provide enough food that lasts up to weeks so the pack would take turns feeding and protecting the kill from other animals.

Teeth: Wolves have up to 42 teeth.

Fossil found: The molds of the teeth of this animal were found in The Greenlands

Bone Structure:They have long limbs and a deep chest to accommodate large lungs. The bones inside the toes are short but the bones of the legs are long. Due to the wolf having considerably long legs, they are able to take longer strides, which make chasing prey much easier. The skull is another important part of the skeletal system because it protects the brain. The skull at first is made of many bones,


(Habitat where animal: North American Tundra)

Eating Habits: Arctic Hares survive by eating woody plants, mosses, and lichens which they dig through the snow to find in winter. In other seasons they eat buds, berries, leaves, roots, and bark.

Fossil found: trace fossil from this animal were found in north america

Teeth: The teeth are square and large.
Arctic hares have 28 teeth. There are four incisors at the front of the upper jaw, and on each side, a gap and six grinding teeth. On the bottom, the two incisors on the front are flanked on each side by a gap and five grinding teeth.


Eating habits: Penguin eat Krill, Squids, and Fishes.

Teeth: Penguins don't have teeth but they have backwards-facing fleshy spines inside their mouth that guides food down their throat

Fossil found: We fround Trace fossils from this animal

Bone Structure:The body of a penguin is tapered on both ends which allows them to glide through the water with not much difficulties.

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Polar Bear

(Habitat where animal lives: Canada, Russia, the United States (in Alaska), Greenland and Norway.)

Eating Habits: Polar bears mainly feed on Ringed and beaded Seals.They also eat harp and hooded seals. When other food is unavailable they about any animal they can get.

Teeth: Polar bears have 42 teeth. Which they use for catching food and for aggressive behavior.

Fossil found: we a cast of this animal’s footprint
Polar bears use their incisors to shear off pieces of blubber and flesh.
Canine teeth grasp prey and tear tough hides.
Jagged premolars and molars tear and chew.
Polar bears swallow most food in large chunks instead of chewing.

Bone Structure:The Polar Bear have a very long skull as well as a long nose. They have short but stocky legs that they use both for walking on land and to help them swim in the waters.

There has been portions of jaw of a adult male polar bear found deep in snow that has suggested that the bone is older than 600,000 years.
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