Enamel Microstructure of Rodent Molars, Classification, and Parallelisms, with a Note on the Systematic Affiliation of the Enigmatic Eocene Rodent Protoptychus

@article{Koenigswald2004EnamelMO,
  title={Enamel Microstructure of Rodent Molars, Classification, and Parallelisms, with a Note on the Systematic Affiliation of the Enigmatic Eocene Rodent Protoptychus},
  author={Wighart von Koenigswald},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={127-142}
}
To investigate the diversity of the enamel structures in rodent molars, the schmelzmuster of more than 270 genera from the various fossil and extant groups was investigated. Only three basic types of schmelzmuster were recognized. The most prominent one, the C-type, is characterized by a basal ring of lamellar enamel (BRLE) surrounding the molars at the… CONTINUE READING