Species-specific modifications of mandible shape reveal independent mechanisms for growth and initiation of the coronoid

Abstract

The variation in mandibular morphology of mammals reflects specialisations for different diets. Omnivorous and carnivorous mammals posses large mandibular coronoid processes, while herbivorous mammals have proportionally smaller or absent coronoids. This is correlated with the relative size of the temporalis muscle that forms an attachment to the coronoid… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s13227-015-0030-6

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