Evolution of the hypercarnivorous dentition in mammals (Metatheria, Eutheria) and its bearing on the development of tribosphenic molars

@article{Sol2017EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the hypercarnivorous dentition in mammals (Metatheria, Eutheria) and its bearing on the development of tribosphenic molars},
  author={F. Sol{\'e} and S. Ladev{\`e}ze},
  journal={Evolution & Development},
  year={2017},
  volume={19}
}
  • F. Solé, S. Ladevèze
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution & Development
  • One major innovation of mammals is the tribosphenic molar, characterized by the evolution of a neomorphic upper cusp (=protocone) and a lower basin (=talonid) that occlude and provide shearing and crushing functions. This type of molar is an evolutionarily flexible structure that enabled mammals to achieve complex dental adaptations. Among carnivorous mammals, hypercarnivory is a common trend that evolved several times among therians (marsupials, placentals, and stem relatives). Hypercarnivory… CONTINUE READING
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