Levels of complexity in the microstructure of mammalian enamel and their application in studies of systematics.

@article{Koenigswald1992LevelsOC,
  title={Levels of complexity in the microstructure of mammalian enamel and their application in studies of systematics.},
  author={Wighart von Koenigswald and William A Clemens},
  journal={Scanning microscopy},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={195-217; discussion 217-8}
}
Description and analysis of the complex structure of enamel can be facilitated through the application of a system of hierarchical levels of structural complexity. Five interdependent levels are distinguished. These are the levels of: 1) crystallites, 2) prisms, 3) enamel types, 4) schmelzmuster, and 5) dentition. This system provides a basis for analysis of both variation of particular structures and variation of structural types throughout a mammal's dentition. Optimally, in wide ranging… CONTINUE READING