heterodont

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heterodont

(ˈhɛtərəˌdɒnt)
adj
(Zoology) (of most mammals) having teeth of different types. Compare homodont
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2012), relatively few address variation in tooth number and arrangement, mono- or dignathic heterodonty, malformation, dental sexual dimorphism and ontogenetic change or their relation to dietary intake (Bigelow & Schroeder 1953, Leible, 1988, Motta 2004, Gutteridge & Bennett 2014).
Because of the heterodonty in pycnodonts, two or more of these morphotypes may coexist in the same taxon.
However, the variability in the crown structure (number of cusps and angles between the lateral cusps), as well as some variability in the base (position of the basal canal and possibly base curvature), suggest that Karksiodus dentition displayed weakly developed heterodonty in which the bicuspid, tricuspid and multicuspid teeth were located in different positions on the jaws.