EVOLUTION OF DENTAL REPLACEMENT IN MAMMALS

@inproceedings{Luo2004EVOLUTIONOD,
  title={EVOLUTION OF DENTAL REPLACEMENT IN MAMMALS},
  author={Zhe-Xi Luo and Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska and Richard. Cifelli},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract We provide a review of dental replacement features in stem clades of mammals and an hypothetical outline for the evolution of replacement frequency, mode, and sequence in early mammalian evolution. The origin of mammals is characterized by a shift from a primitive pattern of multiple, alternating replacements of all postcanines in most cynodonts to a derived pattern of single, sequential replacement of postcanines. The stem mammal Sinoconodon, however, retained some primitive… Expand
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