Enamel thickness in Bornean and Sumatran orangutan dentitions.

  title={Enamel thickness in Bornean and Sumatran orangutan dentitions.},
  author={Tanya M. Smith and Kornelius Kupczik and Zarin P. Machanda and Matthew M. Skinner and John Paul Zermeno},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={147 3},
Dental enamel thickness has received considerable attention in ecological models of the adaptive significance of primate morphology. Several authors have theorized that the degree of enamel thickness may reflect selective pressures related to the consumption of fallback foods (dietary items that may require complex processing and/or have low nutritional value) during times of preferred food scarcity. Others have speculated that enamel thickness reflects selection during mastication of foods… CONTINUE READING


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