The landscape of tooth shape: Over 20 years of dental topography in primates

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Berthaume, M.A., Lazzari, V. and Guy, F. (2020). The landscape of tooth shape: Over 20 years of dental topography in primates. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews.
AuthorsBerthaume, M.A., Lazzari, V. and Guy, F.
Abstract

Diet plays an incontrovertible role in primate evolution, affecting anatomy, growth and development, behavior, and social structure. It should come as no surprise that a myriad of methods for reconstructing diet have developed, mostly utilizing the element that is not only most common in the fossil record but also most pertinent to diet: teeth. Twenty years ago, the union of traditional, anatomical analyses with emerging scanning and imaging technologies led to the development of a new method for quantifying tooth shape and reconstructing the diets of extinct primates. This method became known as dental topography.

Year2020
JournalEvolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews
PublisherWiley
ISSN1060-1538
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/evan.21856
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Online20 Jul 2020
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Accepted24 Jun 2020
Deposited22 Jul 2020
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