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Description and analysis of the complex structure of enamel can be facilitated through the application of a system of hierarchical levels of structural complexity. Five interdependent levels are distinguished. These are the levels of: 1) crystallites, 2) prisms, 3) enamel types, 4) schmelzmuster, and 5) dentition. This system provides a basis for analysis(More)
Among medium- to large-sized terrestrial ‘ungulates,’ there is often a relationship between increasing body size, correlated changes in diet, and increased complexity of the enamel microstructures [notably the development of Hunter-Schreger bands (HSB)]. An exhaustive survey of the enamel microstructures of living and extinct Hyracoidea demonstrates,(More)
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