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Primate Dentition

Primate Dentition
An Introduction to the Teeth of Non-human Primates

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

  • Date Published: March 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521652896

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  • 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.

    • Brings together information scattered in a wide variety of disciplines to provide the most comprehensive database possible
    • Covers permanent dentitions of over 80 species of extant primates, and includes microstructural detail, developmental processes and deciduous dentitions where possible
    • Invaluable appendixes include odontometric details necessary for future research
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...Swindler's book is a classic, and I am delighted to see this updated version come along. Students and researchers alike have always, and will for years to come, find it useful for its stated purpose--an introductory guide to primate dentitions." International Journal of Primatology

    "Swindler ... has been a leader in the study of the teeth of primates ... for decades. Following introductory material on the structure and growth of teeth, Swindler describes and illustrates the teeth of nonhuman primates systematically, by group." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521652896
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 73 b/w illus. 229 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
    Taxonomic index.

  • Author

    Daris R. Swindler, University of Washington
    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).

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