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Dust accumulation in the canopy: a potential cause of dental microwear in primates.
(Am J Phys Anthropol, 1995-06)
Dental microwear researchers consider exogenous grit or dust to be an important cause of microscopic wear on primate teeth. No study to date has examined the accumulation of such abrasives on foods eaten by primates in the ...
Dental topography and molar wear in Alouatta palliata from Costa Rica.
(Am J Phys Anthropol, 2004-10)
Paleoprimatologists depend on relationships between form and function of teeth to reconstruct the diets of fossil species. Most of this work has been limited to studies of unworn teeth. A new approach, dental topographic ...
Mechanical defenses in leaves eaten by Costa Rican howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata).
(Am J Phys Anthropol, 2006-01)
Primate species often eat foods of different physical properties. This may have implications for tooth structure and wear in those species. The purpose of this study was to examine the mechanical defenses of leaves eaten ...