Molar morphology and variation in two malagasy lemur families (Lemuridae and Indriidae).

@article{Yamashita1998MolarMA,
  title={Molar morphology and variation in two malagasy lemur families (Lemuridae and Indriidae).},
  author={Namiko Yamashita},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={1998},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={137-62}
}
The lemurs of Madagascar represent a radiation of primates exhibiting considerable ecological and morphological diversity. Dentally, all lemurs possess the characteristic strepsirhine anterior tooth comb, but exhibit variation in their postcanine teeth that may be related to dietary differences. In this study, I examine two factors that could complicate a strictly functional interpretation of tooth form variation in two families of Malagasy primates, the Lemuridae and Indriidae. (1) Allometry… CONTINUE READING