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heterodont

(ˈhɛtərəˌdɒnt)
adj
(Zoology) (of most mammals) having teeth of different types. Compare homodont
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The complete mitochondrial genomes of six heterodont bivalves (Tellinoidea and Solenoidea): variable gene arrangements and phylogenetic implications.
Given that there are no posterior small alveoli in premaxilla (Gomez-Perez and Noe, 2017: Text-fig 3B), the regularity of the posterior premaxillary dentition [132] was scored as homodont [0], and not heterodont as mentioned by Gomez-Perez and Noe (2017).
Much less work has been done on calcite prisms in the heterodont bivalves, where their occurrence is restricted to some living chamid species and a large extinct Mesozoic clade, the Order Hippuritida, colloquially known as rudists (see Skelton, 2013a, b for classification).
tigerina are heterodont having cardinal teeth and lateral teeth either in front and/or behind beak, while A.
A role for suppressed incisor cuspal morphogenesis in the evolution of mammalian heterodont dentition.
riclaensis are: large amount of teeth, heterodont dentition and occlusion mechanism adapted for impaling and securely holding small prey items; hydrodynamic skull, with an acute angle between the medial and lateral processes of the frontal, and external nares divided by a septum and posterodorsally retracted, among others.
Reichel says these findings and statistical support add strength to the classification of tyrannosaurids as heterodont animals, animals with teeth adapted for different functions depending on their position in the mouth.
Other defining characteristics include the presence of a diaphragm; three middle-ear ossicles; heterodont dentation (differentiated teeth); sweat, sebaceous and scent glands; a four-chambered heart; and a large cerebral cortex.