bunoselenodont


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bunoselenodont

[¦byü·nō·sə¦lē·nə‚dänt]
(vertebrate zoology)
Of teeth, having the inner cusps in the form of blunt cones and the outer ones as longitudinal crescents.
Having such teeth, as in the extinct titanotheres.
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The studied molars differ from those of Hyemoschus in: weak cingulum semiselenodont (= bunoselenodont) cusps/conids pattern and the orientation of the post- protocristid (Pickford 2002; Morales et al.
Tylopoda (oromerycids, camelids, oreodontoids, protoceratids): Ms primitively bunoselenodont, quadrate, each with mesostyle plus bitubercular distal lobe bearing enlarged metaconule as distolingual cusp; ectomesocuneiform (North American origin).
Anthracotheriids are a family of extinct suiform, bunoselenodont artiodactyls that range in age from middle Eocene to Miocene and occurred throughout the Old World as well as in North America.