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A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
Révision des Rhombodontidae (Neoselachii Batomorphii) des bassins à phosphate du Maroc
A new stem hystricognathous rodent from the Eocene of Tunisia
Macroscelidea, Insectivora and Chiroptera from the Miocene of east Africa
Les traces de pas de Dinosaures et autres Archosaures du Lias inférieur des grands Causses, Sud de la France
Dilambodont Molars :a functional interpretation of their evolutionConvergent evolution; Dilambdodont; Molar function; Molar teeth
Cite this article: Butler P. M., 1996. Dilambodont Molars :a functional interpretation of their evolution. Palaeovertebrata 25 (2-4): 205-213.
In dilambdodont molars the primitive crest between paracone and metacone (centrocrista) is represented by a pair of crests that join the mesostyle (postparacrista, premetacrista). The cutting action of these crests against the crests of the hypoconid is described. Dilambdodonty is a derived adaptation for greater cutting efficiency. It has evolved several times and in more than one way.
Published in Vol. 25, Fasc. 2-4 (1996)