Form and function in the platyrrhine skull: a three-dimensional analysis of dental and TMJ morphology.

@article{Terhune2015FormAF,
  title={Form and function in the platyrrhine skull: a three-dimensional analysis of dental and TMJ morphology.},
  author={Claire E Terhune and Siobh{\'a}n B. Cooke and Erik R Otarola-Castillo},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  year={2015},
  volume={298 1},
  pages={29-47}
}
Cranial and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) form has been shown to reflect masticatory forces and mandibular range of motion, which vary in relation to feeding strategy. Similarly, the dentition, as the portion of the masticatory apparatus most directly involved in triturating food items, strongly reflects dietary profile. Fine control over condylar and mandibular movements guides the teeth into occlusion, while the topography and position of the dental arcade mediate mandibular movements. We… CONTINUE READING