brachydont


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brachydont

[′brak·ə‚dänt]
(anatomy)
Of teeth, having short crowns, well-developed roots, and narrow root canals; characteristic of humans.
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The studied specimens are brachydont and small in size having thick enamel sculpture, so they resemble best with the Lower Siwalik genera Giraffokeryx or Giraffa (Colbert, 1935; Bhatti, 2005; Khan et al.
Small, brachydont cricetid rodent having protolophule II [paraloph] not aligned with the anterior arm of the hypocone in upper molars (M), but with the entolophid aligned with the anterior arm of the protoconid in lower molars (m).
This genus is distinguished by brachydont to subhypsodont teeth with some degree of variation.
A such study might have employed the usual division of fossil horses into brachydont and hypsodont taxa.
mexicana from Cedral to data reported for modern ungulate species (with the exclusion of the minute, abraded brachydont ungulates) classified into three dietary categories: browsers, mixed feeders, and grazers (as reported by Fortelius and Solounias, 2000).
Hypsodonty Index: Hypsodonty index shows that Giraffokeryx punjabiensis is a brachydont browser.
The tragulid-associated fauna shows abundant vegetation with significant food supply for the diversified mostly brachydont large mammalian fauna.
The dentition of these early cervids is generally comparable with those of Moschidae with a most advanced brachydont cervoid dentition (Gentry et al.
They have brachydont teeth with long premolar rows and m3s without an enlarged posterior lobe (Gentry, 1990).