dentary

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dentary

(ˈdɛntərɪ) anatomy
n, pl -ries
a bone in the lower jaw of non-mammalian vertebrates, which holds the teeth
adj
dental
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They also characterized the tooth-bearing premaxillaries, dentaries and branchial toothplates, as well as the gill rakers on the epibranchials, ceratobranchials, hypobranchials and pharyngobranchials.
The lower jaw and premaxilla are well mineralized, and there are anterior flanges at the symphysis of the dentaries.
The Lano association comprises at least five taxa: one indeterminate albanerpetontid Allocaudata (represented by incomplete dentaries, axis, and fragmentary humeri), one indeterminate Caudata (atlas, trunk vertebrae, humerus), and at least three anurans: one indeterminate Discoglossidae (maxillaries, angulars, vertebrae, urostyle, humeri, and ilia), one indeterminate Palaeobatrachidae (angulars, presacral vertebra, synsacrums, humeri, and ilia), and at least one indeterminate anuran (maxillaries, humeri and ilia that could belong to one or several species) (Duffaud and Rage, 1999; Duffaud, 2000).
Key bones used were pharyngeal teeth structures, maxillae and dentaries in cyprinids and cobitids, and dentaries, operculae and premaxillae or articularies in other fish taxa.
We identified skulls and dentaries by comparison with specimens in the Collection of Mammals, Angelo State University Natural History Collections (San Angelo, Texas).
The term "chin" refers to the ventral region between the dentaries and "breast" to the triangular area just anterior to the pelvic-fin base (Nemeth 1994; 2001).
Comparison of Table 1 demonstrates that dentaries were used to identify 17 of the 24 taxa reported and is the most common paired element in the assemblage.
A small portion of the left a-a and most of the right a-a are visible, and both have been displaced and rotated from their normal anatomical position with respect to their dentaries.
Dentaries were boiled gently to facilitate extraction of two mandibular teeth, usually the second and fifth, for age estimation.
Mountain goat remains from Muskox Cave described here include a skull, both dentaries (= mandibles) and a left metatarsal.