Mandibular molar root and pulp cavity morphology in Homo naledi and other Plio-Pleistocene hominins.

@article{Kupczik2019MandibularMR,
  title={Mandibular molar root and pulp cavity morphology in Homo naledi and other Plio-Pleistocene hominins.},
  author={Kornelius Kupczik and Lucas K. Delezene and Matthew M. Skinner},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2019},
  volume={130},
  pages={
          83-95
        }
}

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