Mesodont


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Mes´o`dont


a.1.(Anat.) Having teeth of moderate size.
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Analysis of hypsodonty and dietary structure of the mammalian plant- eater community in Europe shows that the Miocene-Pliocene boundary was marked by a strong decrease in mesodont species and mixed feeders, and an increase in brachydont species and omnivores (Fortelius et al., 2006).
The specific richness of the boselaphines in the Middle Siwalik sediments is remarkable, where apparently endemic advanced high crowned forms (Selenoportax, Pachyportax) existed along with mesodonts (Tragoportax) and primitive brachydonts (Elachistoceras).