selenodont


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Related to selenodont: bunodont, Hypsodont

se·le·no·dont

(sĕ-lē'nō-dont),
Denoting an animal, or human being, having teeth, such as the human molars, with longitudinal crescent-shaped ridges.
[G. selēnē, moon, + odous (odont-), tooth]

se·le·no·dont

(sĕ-lē'nō-dont)
Denoting an animal, or human being, having teeth, such as the human molars, with longitudinal crescent-shaped ridges.
[G. selēnē, moon, + odous (odont-), tooth]

selenodont

said of the occlusive surfaces of cheek teeth which have crescent shapes, a characteristic of even-toed ungulates.
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The studied specimens differ from Dorcabune showing selenodont cusp/conid pattern (crescentic cusp/conids).
ComparisonThe crescentic conids of selenodont nature indicates that it can safely be included in the order Artiodactyla.
Dorcatherium includes a varied array of bunoselenodont and selenodont tragulids that show a great degree of variation in both body size and dental morphology (ROssner, 2007).