selenodont


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selenodont

(sɪˈliːnəˌdɒnt)
adj
(Zoology) (of the teeth of certain mammals) having crescent-shaped ridges on the crowns, as in deer
n
(Zoology) a mammal with selenodont teeth
[C19: from seleno- (moon-shaped) + -odont]
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Indian Tertiary and post-Tertiary Vertebrata: Siwalik selenodont Suina, etc.
First African record of the Miocene Asian mouse-deer Siamotragulus (Mammalia, Ruminantia, Tragulidae): implications for the phylogeny and evolutionary history of the advanced selenodont tragulids, J.
(2015): First African record of the Miocene Asian Mouse-deer Siamotragulus (Mammalia, Ruminantia, Tragulidae): implications for the phylogeny and evolutionary history of the advanced selenodont tragulids.
2 (some more-derived dichobunines plus lantianiine, some eurodexine dichobunids): Ms quadrate, incipiently selenodont; hypocone distinct; metaconule in latter two groups still connected to protocone by postprotocrista, interrupting transverse valley (TV) (OW).