selenodont


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selenodont

[sə′lē·nə‚dänt]
(vertebrate zoology)
Being or pertaining to molars having crescentic ridges on the crown.
A mammal with selenodont dentition.
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3 (most-derived dichobunoids [dichobunine Dichobune, hyperdichobunine dichobunids; might include other dichobunids with quadrate hypoconiferous Ms] plus caenotheriids); Ms relatively selenodont, quadrate; tritubercular distal lobe with distinct metacone, metaconule, and hypocone; TV continuous; paraconule reduced/lost (OW).
1995: Selenodont artiodactyla (Camelidae and Cervidae) from the Leisey Shell Pits, Hillsborough County, Florida.
The studied specimens prove their inclusion in the family Tragulidae based on the selenobunodont to selenodont pattern with strong cingula and cingulidae and mostly strong styli and stylidae (Rossner 2007; Khan et al.