Tooth size variation related to age in Amboseli baboons.

  title={Tooth size variation related to age in Amboseli baboons.},
  author={Jordi Galbany and Laia Dotras and Susan C Alberts and Alejandro P{\'e}rez-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  volume={81 6},
We measured the molar size from a single population of wild baboons from Amboseli (Kenya), both females (n=57) and males (n=50). All the females were of known age; the males represented a mix of known-age individuals (n=31) and individuals with ages estimated to within 2 years (n=19). The results showed a significant reduction in the mesiodistal length of teeth in both sexes as a function of age. Overall patterns of age-related change in tooth size did not change whether we included or excluded… CONTINUE READING


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