A Review of Tooth Implantation Among Rhynchocephalians (Lepidosauria)

@article{Jenkins2017ARO,
  title={A Review of Tooth Implantation Among Rhynchocephalians (Lepidosauria)},
  author={Kelsey M. Jenkins and Marc E H Jones and Tom{\'a}s Zikmund and Alan Boyde and Juan Diego Daza},
  journal={Journal of Herpetology},
  year={2017},
  volume={51},
  pages={300 - 306}
}
Abstract Acrodont dental implantation is widely considered an important character for referring fossil material to Rhynchocephalia. Under its purest definition, acrodonty involves teeth being attached to the crest of the marginal bones without roots. A similar mode of tooth attachment is known in a variety of other reptile groups including some squamates and procolophonids. There is a lack of consensus on the definition of acrodont, how best to characterize tooth implantation, and the… CONTINUE READING

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