Prismatic dental enamel in theropod dinosaurs

@article{Buffetaut2004PrismaticDE,
  title={Prismatic dental enamel in theropod dinosaurs},
  author={Eric Buffetaut and Yannicke Dauphin and Jeri J. Jaeger and Ml Martin and Jean-Michel Mazin and Huan Tong},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={326-327}
}
It is often claimed that reptilian tooth enamel exhibits a simple structure of parallel fibers perpendicular to the external surface of the tooth [1, 2], whereas mammalian enamel shows a more complex structure in which the fibers are assembled into distinct prisms. However, prismatic structures have been reported in the enamel of several reptiles: Triassic placodonts [3], the lizard Uromastyx [4], the Triassic mammal-like reptile Pachygenelus [5] and Alligator [6]. Our SEM studies indicate that… Expand
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