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4. Teeth before the mammals

4. Teeth before the mammals  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199670598
When did teeth first appear? Where did they come from? ‘The origin of teeth and teeth in non-mammals’ begins by looking at similar structures in or around the mouth that function as teeth ... More
2. Types and parts of teeth

2. Types and parts of teeth  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199670598
Many different kinds of teeth are found in the animal kingdom. Not only do they vary between species, but also within a mouth, both by generation (baby teeth versus adult ones) and by type ... More
3. What teeth do: food and feeding

3. What teeth do: food and feeding  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199670598
‘What teeth do: food and feeding’ explains that to appreciate what teeth do, we first need to understand what vertebrates need from them. Different animals make different choices to meet ... More
5. The evolution of teeth in mammals

5. The evolution of teeth in mammals  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199670598
‘The evolution of teeth in mammals’ charts the development of teeth through the fossil record. It begins with the Carboniferous period around 310 mya and follows the teeth development of ... More
Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

Teeth: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter S. Ungar

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199670598
Teeth are the product of half a billion years of evolution. They provide fuel for the body by breaking apart other living things; and they must do it again and again over a lifetime without ... More

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