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At 08:47 PM 9/18/2002, you wrote:
> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 16:54:22 -0500 (EST)
> From: Josh Smith <email@example.com>
> > if you look at the face of the tooth [...]
> Which face are you referring to here? labial? lingual? mesial?
> distal? [...] They are very similar to "carch wrinkles" in that
> they start at the carinae (generally both--no obvious association
> with denticles), and cut basally for maybe 1.5-3mm, then they
> "flatten out" and head "out" from the carinae across the labial and
> lingual faces of the crowns.
Labial, lingual, mesial, carinae ... Teeth have a language all their
own, and it's one I'm not familiar with. Could anyone please point me
at a brief introduction to "tooth osteology", preferably on the web?
Replies directly to me, please, and I'll summarise to the list. Much
I actually have a paper in press that reviews this topic in detail for
fossil vertebrates. Mike, I will send you a copy if you like. I will
also review the subject for the list (later--teaching this morning) if
there is general interest.
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- From: Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>