bunodont


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bunodont

(ˈbjuːnəˌdɒnt)
adj
(Zoology) (of the teeth of certain mammals) having cusps that are separate and rounded
[from Greek bounos hill + -odont]
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The palaeoenvironment on the slopes of the volcano was evidently forested with some open patches as shown by the fossil land snails (Pickford, 2004), and the domination of brachyodont and bunodont dentitions among the mammals.
Diagnosis--The largest species of Postcopemys based on its brachydont bunodont molars; also bears the following unique character combination: median mure connected to protocone on M1; m1 with a wide and strongly bilobed procingulum; ectolophid and ectostylid on m1 present; mesolophid well-developed on m1, but short in m2 and not extending to the lingual cingulum.
The third molar is bunodont with the usual suid layout of four main conids arranged in two lophs with characteristic talonid (Fig.
Dorcabune is a large extinct tragulid of the Siwaliks and close to anthracotherioides having bunodont molars.
1 (basalmost artiodactyls [paraphyletic]: diacodexid, primitive [unassigned, some dichobunine] dichobunid dichobunoids): Ml-3 (Ms) bunodont, triangular; metaconule unenlarged; no hypocone (Old World [OW] origin).