metaconule

met·a·con·ule

(met'ă-kon'ūl),
The distal intermediate cusp of an upper molar tooth.
[meta- + G. kōnos, a cone]

metaconule

(mĕt-ă-kŏn′ūl)
The distal intermediate cusp of an upper molar tooth.
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M1 subtriangular, with well-developed metaconule united to the protocone, lingual part with a tendency to reduction.
The metaconule is present posterior to the protocone.
1 (basalmost artiodactyls [paraphyletic]: diacodexid, primitive [unassigned, some dichobunine] dichobunid dichobunoids): Ml-3 (Ms) bunodont, triangular; metaconule unenlarged; no hypocone (Old World [OW] origin).
The lack of the paraconule and metaconule suggest a primitive morphology and support the assignment to the Hesperocyoninae.
The metaconule is pyramidal in shape with a moderately developed preme tacrista that is mesiolingually directed to join the slight lingual cingulum between protocone and metaconule.
The tooth can be described as follows: ectoloph is typically W-shaped; hypocone is absent but a postprotocrista extends posteriad from the metaconule as a curved sloping ridge with a small talon formed by its base.
2] from Casa Ramon shows poorly-developed metaconule crests, and small paraconule and metaconule.