Significance of enamel thickness in hominoid evolution.

@article{Martin1985SignificanceOE,
  title={Significance of enamel thickness in hominoid evolution.},
  author={Lawrence Martin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1985},
  volume={314 6008},
  pages={260-3}
}
Enamel thickness has assumed unique importance in the debate about the hominid status of Ramapithecus, despite the fact that there is little agreement about the meaning of 'thick enamel' or the significance of enamel thickness for hominoid taxonomy. My aim here is to evaluate the usefulness of enamel thickness and microstructure as characteristics for determining the relationships of the later Miocene hominoids, based both on a quantitative study of enamel thickness in extant hominoids and four… CONTINUE READING
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