lophodont


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lophodont

[′läf·ə‚dänt]
(vertebrate zoology)
Having molar teeth whose grinding surfaces have transverse ridges.
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Highly lophodonts Listriodon pentapotamiae is abundant in the Chinji succession and deposits of the similar age elsewhere in the Potwar Plateau (Pickford and Morales, 200).
Generic Diagnosis: Lophodont forms of molars are found.
Molars lophodont formed of two transverse crests, with tendency to reduce the median accessory cusp.