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.- Bull.
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.
Comparison and discussion: The teeth are selenodont and the enamel layer is fairly rugose so they are referred to Giraffidae (Pilgrim 1911).