hypsodont


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hyp·so·dont

(hip'sō-dont),
Having long teeth.
[hypso- + G. odous, tooth]

hyp·so·dont

(hip'sŏ-dont)
Having long teeth; in some animals both the crown and body of the tooth are elongated, whereas in others there is a marked elongation of the cusps.
[hypso- + G. odous, tooth]

hypsodont

a tooth that has open roots that continue to grow as fast as they are worn down. Hypsodonts are common in herbivorous animals such as ungulates and rodents.

hyp·so·dont

(hip'sŏ-dont)
Having long teeth.
[hypso- + G. odous, tooth]

hypsodont

having high crowns above the gumline; seen in herbivores.
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The second upper molar (PC-GCUF 12/48) is hypsodont with deepened furchen (Fig.
For example, arid conditions are reflected in the presence of Hispanotherium matritense or Anchitherium cursor, two perissodactyls with hypsodont dentition and relatively gracile limbs that are adapted to open and arid conditions (Cerdeno and Nieto, 1995; Soria et al.
Pronghorns have strongly hypsodont molars early in life, but in advanced age roots develop.
This diagnosis indicates that isolated molars and tusk fragments are not diagnostic of Rhynchotherium instead of Cuvieronius, though most Rhynchotherium tend to have less complex and less hypsodont molars than most Cuvieronius.
The most familiar character representing a grazing diet is the presence of high-crowned, or hypsodont teeth.
Comments: Crown enamel portion from hypsodont molariform tooth that includes one fossette.
However the material published by Matsumoto (1921) differs from Rhinoceros sondaicus in having more hypsodont teeth and a developed crista in the upper molars.
Nevertheless it is somewhat more hypsodont than the living brachydont giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis (HI= 1.
Hypsodont teeth in rodents were firstly interpreted by several authors as associated to abrasive diets dominated by grass (Kay and Madden, 1997; Vianey-Liaud, 1991; Williams and Kay, 2001).
Both dp4 and m1 of the camelid from Fain Ranch Locality are hypsodont.
Nasal with blunt posterior terminus, molars hypsodont or planar, labial folds open 9.