The protruding portion of an animal's face, consisting of its nose, mouth, and jaw. In many animals, the equivalent structure is called a muzzle, rostrum, or proboscis.
Snouts are found on many mammals in a variety of shapes. Some animals, including ursines and great cats, have box-like snouts, while others, like shrews, have pointed snouts. Pig snouts are flat and cylindrical.
Anthropomorphic characters often show their snouts on a profile view, similarly to how human anime characters only show the contour of their noses on a profile view.
- animal nose - used when a dot-like nose is shown on the character