Primate Dentition: An Introduction to the Teeth of Non-Human Primates available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Primate Dentition provides a comparative dental anatomy of living non-human primates that brings together information from many disciplines to present the most useful and comprehensive database possible in one consolidated text. The core of the book consists of comparative morphological and metrical descriptions with analyses, reference tables, and illustrations of the permanent dentitions of 85 living primate species to establish a baseline for future investigations. The volume also discusses dental microstructure and its importance in understanding taxonomic relationships between species, data on deciduous dentitions, prenatal dental development and ontogenetic processes, and material to aid age estimation and life history studies.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series , #32|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)|
About the Author
Daris R. Swindler is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle. His main research interests are in primate anatomy and dental studies of early primate dental development, comparative dental morphology and odontometrics of living and fossil primates, and Pacific dental anthropology. He has written or edited nine previous books including An Atlas of Primate Gross Anatomy: Baboon, Chimpanzee, and Man (with C. D. Wood, 1973), The Dentition of Living Primates (1976), Systematics, Evolution and Anatomy: Comparative Primate Biology Volume 1 (with J. Erwin, 1986), Paleontologia Umana, Evoluzione, Addamento, Cultura (with A. Drusini, 1996), and Introduction to the Primates (1998).
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Dental anatomy; 3. Dental development; 4. The deciduous dentition; 5. Superfamily Lemuroidea; 6. Family Cebidae; 7. Family Cercopithecidae; 8. Hylobatidae; 9. Pongidae; Odontometric appendix; Dental eruption appendix; Glossary; References; Taxonomic index.