HETERODONTY IN TYRANNOSAURUS REX: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TAXONOMIC AND SYSTEMATIC UTILITY OF THEROPOD DENTITIONS

@inproceedings{Smith2005HETERODONTYIT,
  title={HETERODONTY IN TYRANNOSAURUS REX: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TAXONOMIC AND SYSTEMATIC UTILITY OF THEROPOD DENTITIONS},
  author={Joshua B. Smith},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Tyrannosaurus rex possesses a heterodont dentition composed of three classes (premaxillary, maxillary, and dentary) and several sets. The maxilla contains mesial and distal sets and the dentary contains first dentary tooth (d1), mesial, and distal sets. Teeth were described with four size and two shape variables and several variables describing crown curvature and denticle size. The premaxillary teeth are derived structures with labiolingually oriented long axes, moderate mesial… 

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