Thegosis in herbivorous dinosaurs

Thulborn R.A. (1974) Thegosis in herbivorous dinosaurs. Nature, 250 5469: 729-731. doi:10.1038/250729b0

Author Thulborn R.A.
Title Thegosis in herbivorous dinosaurs
Journal name Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-0836
Publication date 1974-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/250729b0
Volume 250
Issue 5469
Start page 729
End page 731
Total pages 3
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
Abstract THE name thegosis was coined by Every and Kühne1 for the short and powerful process of tooth sharpening which is accomplished in mammals by the grinding of one tooth against another. Thegosis produces sharp-edged, planar (or curved planar) wear surfaces on the teeth. The thegosis wear facets cut straight across boundaries between dentine and enamel and are typically marked with deep parallel striations (not necessarily coincident with the maximum slope of the wear facet). In some mammals thegosis keeps certain teeth sharply honed for use as weapons (as with the canines of suids and hippopotamids); in others thegosis sharpens the teeth which deal with food (as with the carnassial apparatus in felids).
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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