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dentary

the lower jawbone of mammals.
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On the eye-side premaxilla the tooth row extends a little more posteriorly than on the blind side, while on the eye-and blind-side dentaries the tooth rows are almost of the same length (Fig.
Unlike in Trilophosaurus spp., the edentulous premaxillae and symphyseal portions of the dentaries are elongate.
Butler (2001:97) measured the archaeological dentaries of groupers (Serranidae) and freshwater eels (Anguilla) from the Tangatatau rockshelter, Mangaia, Cook Islands to determine any size changes in these elements over time.
and in no other catfishes studied by us or described in the literature, there is a 'muscle 4 of the mandibular barbels', which is a well-developed structure connecting the proximal surface of the external mandibular barbels to both the antero-ventro-lateral surface of the cartilaginous plates carrying the mandibular barbels and the antero-mesial surfaces of the dentaries (see Fig.
Hulbert and Pratt (12) reported that fossil Amphiuma means (dentaries and vertebrae) were common in the coastal Rancholabrean Isle of Hope fossil site of Chatham County, Georgia.
Lower mandibles were collected, labelled, and air-dried in the field and were later separated into left and right dentaries. These were trimmed by cutting transversely through the bone, posterior to the tooth row.
Mountain goat remains from Muskox Cave described here include a skull, both dentaries (= mandibles) and a left metatarsal.
A key to Recent Soricidae of the western United States and Canada based primarily on dentaries. Occas.
Pigmentation on the head initially is limited to 3-8 or more melanophores anteriorly on the lower jaw, primarily on the inner margin of the dentaries. This pigment increases and spreads posteriorly during the postflexion stage.
This taxon is represented not only by a number of isolated dentaries and maxillae but also two incomplete skulls and two partial skeletons, one of which (FGM996GF050) includes much of the skull (Fig.
Dentaries are relatively flat ventrally and ventrolaterally flared, at least to some degree, as is typical of Phrynosoma (Rickart, 1977; Mead et al., 1999).