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Mammalogy

Modern Mammal Dentation

TermDefinition
Tooth Structure Includes... Enamel; Dentine; Pulp; Cementum; Alveolus
Placement Can Be In... Premaxilla; Maxilla; Mandible
Incisors Interior most teeth; Premaxilla; Cutting and gnawing
Canines One pair; Single cusp and root; Piercing, tearing, and holding; Sometimes tusks
Premolars Many cusps; One root
Molars Many cusps; Three roots; Get molars once only
Crown Types Brachydont; Hypsdont
Brachydont Crown Type; Low crown; In Carnivores and Omnivores
Hypsdont Crown Type; High Crown; In Herbivores
Occlusal Surfaces Bunodont; Lophodont; Selenodont; Carnassial
Bunodont Occlusal Surface; Omnivores; Crushing and grinding
Lophodont Occlusal Surface; Herbivores; Cusps form ridges
Selenodont Occlusal Surface; Herbivores; Crescent ridge; Single cusp
Carnassial Occlusal Surface; Carnivores; Blade-like, for sheering
Tooth Replacement Diphyodont; Vertically come in usually
Primitive Metatherian Dental Formulae 5/4, 1/1, 3/3, 4/4 = 50
Primitive Eutherian Dental Formulae 3/3, 1/1, 4/4, 3/3 = 44
Created by: LionsandGiants