dental formula


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dental formula

[¦dent·əl ′fȯr·myə·lə]
(vertebrate zoology)
An expression of the number and kind of teeth in each half jaw, both upper and lower, of mammals.
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11.1% 1 9 88% 8.33 % 2 24 98.61 % 56.25 % 27 48 100% Number of Dental formula Percent Sarcocystis Number of based on age prevalence infection by female sheep [years] digestion method.
noonae has the same dental formula as the new species (3,2,2,1 ...1 in P fasciatus).
However, if we accept the hypothesis regarding the dental formula of rodents, composed by the dP3, dP4 and M1, as valid (Johnson, 1952; Peterkova et al., 2006), these extra teeth would be the M2.
The evolutionary trend in most mammalian species has been a reduction in the number of teeth from the primitive eutherian ("placental") dental formula of 3-1-4-3/3-1-4-3 = 44 teeth.
brasiliensis, which consists of 30 or 32 sectorial teeth and a dental formula of incisors 1/2 or 1/3, canines 1/1, premolars 2/2, and molars 3/3 (Wilkins, 1989).