Developmental and evolutionary novelty in the serrated teeth of theropod dinosaurs

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Tooth morphology and development can provide valuable insights into the feeding behaviour and evolution of extinct organisms. The teeth of Theropoda, the only clade of predominantly predatory dinosaurs, are characterized by ziphodonty, the presence of serrations (denticles) on their cutting edges. Known today only in varanid lizards, ziphodonty is much more… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep12338

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@inproceedings{Brink2015DevelopmentalAE, title={Developmental and evolutionary novelty in the serrated teeth of theropod dinosaurs}, author={Kristian Brink and Robert R. Reisz and A. R. H. LeBlanc and R. S. Chang and Y C Gary Lee and C. C. Chiang and T. Huang and D. C. Evans}, booktitle={Scientific reports}, year={2015} }