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The Morphophysiological Adaptations of Browsing and Grazing Mammals
TLDR
This chapter first reviews the actual state of knowledge on those properties of browse and grass that appear relevant for the ingestive and digestive process, and then deduct hypotheses as to how one would assume that browsers and grazers differ due to these characteristics.
Dietary Abrasiveness Is Associated with Variability of Microwear and Dental Surface Texture in Rabbits
TLDR
A high variability in microwear and texture analysis results need not represent dietary diversity, but can also be related to a uniform, low-abrasion diet, and might represent varying degrees of abrasion and attrition rather than a variety of diet items per se.
Applying tribology to teeth of hoofed mammals.
TLDR
SSFA and ISO parameters allow distinctions within the subtle dietary strategies that evolved in herbivorous ungulates with fundamentally different systematic affinities but which exploit a similar dietary niche.
Extending the tooth mesowear method to extinct and extant equids
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The “extended” mesowear method is proposed to be particularly well suited for the reconstruction of paleodiets in hypsodont equids and the combination of four tooth positions P4, M1, M2, and M3 is identified, which allows to include the largest number of isolated tooth specimens from a given assemblage.
Proposed Fossil Insect Modification to Fossil Mammalian Bone from Plio-Pleistocene Hominid-Bearing Deposits of Laetoli (Northern Tanzania)
  • T. Kaiser
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 1 July 2000
TLDR
Intensive predepositional bone modification is described from fossil vertebrate remains derived from terrestrial Pliocene deposits exposed in the Laetoli area (Northern Tanzania), which represents predominantly vulcanoclastic material.
Systematics and dietary evaluation of a fossil equid from South Africa : research article
In this study we present the first palaeodietary investigation of three-toed horses from southern Africa and a systematic revision. The dietary regime of ‘Eurygnathohippus’ cf. baardi from
INSECT BONE-MODIFICATION AND PALEOECOLOGY OF OLIGOCENE MAMMAL-BEARING SITES IN THE DOUPOV MOUNTAINS , NORTHWESTERN BOHEMIA
Mammalian assemblages occur at the sites of Detan, Valec, and Dvérce in calcareous and volcanic clay layers at the southern margin of the Doupov Mountains along the Bohemian Rift. The age of the
Hypsodonty and tooth facet development in relation to diet and habitat in herbivorous ungulates: implications for understanding tooth wear
TLDR
While the MS indicates predominantly the wear effect of the diet, HI represents an adaptation to a wear effect that comprises both diet and environment (external abrasives) that must reduce tooth height without causing macroscopic changes in tooth facet development.
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