Vampire odontology

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Lawn Chair Anthropology: “Halloween special: Heterotopy, pleiotropy, and the origins of vampires”

Seeing a popular portrayal of these monsters (an episode of HBO's True Blood, see figure to the right), I noticed that the vampires' fangs are in the position of their lateral incisors, not their canines. This is odd, since after all, in humans, hominins and most other primates, the canine teeth are the relatively sharp ones--what gives?