Molar enamel thickness and dentine horn height in Gigantopithecus blacki.

@article{Olejniczak2008MolarET,
  title={Molar enamel thickness and dentine horn height in Gigantopithecus blacki.},
  author={Anthony J. Olejniczak and Tanya M. Smith and Weihua Wang and Richard Potts and Russell L. Ciochon and Ottmar Kullmer and Friedemann Schrenk and J-J Hublin},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={85-91}
}
Absolutely thick molar enamel is consistent with large body size estimates and dietary inferences about Gigantopithecus blacki, which focus on tough or fibrous vegetation. In this study, 10 G. blacki molars demonstrating various stages of attrition were imaged using high-resolution microtomography. Three-dimensional average enamel thickness and relative enamel thickness measurements were recorded on the least worn molars within the sample (n = 2). Seven molars were also virtually sectioned… CONTINUE READING