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Primate dentition : an introduction to the teeth of non-human primates /
Daris R. Swindler ; illustrated by Robert M. George.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
description
xv, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521652898 (hb)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
isbn
0521652898 (hb)
catalogue key
4642501
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2002-08-01:
Swindler (emer., anthropology, Univ. of Washington, Seattle) has been a leader in the study of the teeth of primates (apes, monkeys, lemurs, etc) for decades; this book is essentially an updated revision of his Dentition of Living Primates (CH, Mar'77). Following introductory material on the structure and growth of teeth, Swindler describes and illustrates the teeth of nonhuman primates systematically, by group. The deciduous ("milk") teeth of all groups are covered first, in a chapter that might better have come last, to show differences from the permanent dentition. Five further chapters cover "prosimians" (lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers), New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, gibbons, and great apes. Within each, there is a brief description by family (or sometimes smaller unit) of each tooth group, drawn from Swindler's studies of dental casts of museum specimens. Unfortunately, the illustrations, which form a major component of this work, are often unclear and or inaccurate. Measurement data on these teeth are presented in 220 tables (two or four per page), including sample size, mean, standard deviation, and range; although raw data would have been more useful, these data allow basic comparisons. Large bibliography; small glossary; list of eruption sequences. Graduate students; faculty and researchers. E. Delson CUNY Herbert H. Lehman College
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'... an important reference work ...'. Human Evolution
'… an important reference work …'.Human Evolution
' ... a very welcome addition to the literature on comparative primate dentition and is likely to be invaluable to researchers whose primary research interest is not in this area but who need a source of data for comparative purposes as well as being a useful reference text for those who work with primate teeth.' Primate Eye
' … a very welcome addition to the literature on comparative primate dentition and is likely to be invaluable to researchers whose primary research interest is not in this area but who need a source of data for comparative purposes as well as being a useful reference text for those who work with primate teeth.'Primate Eye
"...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'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.'J. Michael Plavcan, International Journal of Primatology
‘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.’J. Michael Plavcan, International Journal of Primatology
'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.' J. Michael Plavcan, 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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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
Primate Dentition is a comprehensive reference work on the teeth of extant primates that will serve as a benchmark for researchers in primatology, physical anthropology, comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology.
Description for Library
Primate teeth are of interest to a wide range of researchers from primatology, dental and physical anthropology, comparative anatomy and dentistry as well as vertebrate paleontology and veterinary science. This book brings together information from many disciplines to present the most useful and comprehensive database possible in one consolidated text. Containing information on the permanent and deciduous dentitions of over 80 primate species, microstructure and developmental detail, this book will be an important reference for many years to come.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
Primate dentitions vary widely both between genera and between species within a genus. This book is a comparative dental anatomy of the teeth 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 book also includes information on 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. Primate Dentition will be an important reference work for researchers in primatology, dental and physical anthropology, comparative anatomy and dentistry as well as vertebrate paleontology and veterinary science.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Order Primatesp. 1
Dental cast collectionp. 1
Odontometryp. 4
Dental terminologyp. 6
Dental anatomyp. 12
Anatomyp. 12
Enamelp. 14
Dentinep. 18
Cementump. 19
Tooth rootsp. 20
Dental pulpp. 20
Dental developmentp. 21
Heterodont dentitionsp. 21
Geneticsp. 22
Odontogenesisp. 23
Ontogeny of crown patternsp. 26
Age estimationp. 31
Sequence of initial stages of permanent tooth formationp. 35
The deciduous dentitionp. 37
New World monkeysp. 37
Family Atelidaep. 37
Subfamily Atelinaep. 37
Old World monkeysp. 43
Family Cercopithecidaep. 43
Subfamily Cercopithecinaep. 43
Subfamily Colobinaep. 51
Great Apesp. 54
Family Pongidaep. 54
Prosimiip. 60
Superfamily Lemuroideap. 60
Family Lemuridaep. 65
Family Lepilemuridaep. 70
Family Cheirogaleidaep. 73
Family Indriidaep. 77
Family Daubentoniidaep. 81
Superfamily Lorisoideap. 84
Family Galagidaep. 84
Family Lorisidaep. 88
Superfamily Tarsioideap. 92
Family Tarsidaep. 92
Ceboideap. 96
Family Cebidaep. 96
Subfamily Callitrichinaep. 96
Subfamily Cebinaep. 103
Subfamily Aotinaep. 107
Family Atelidaep. 109
Subfamily Callicebinaep. 110
Subfamily Pitheciinaep. 112
Subfamily Atelinaep. 116
Cercopithecidaep. 123
Subfamily Cercopithecinaep. 126
Subfamily Colobinaep. 140
Hylobatidaep. 147
Pongidaep. 153
Odontometryp. 165
Permanent teethp. 166
Deciduous teethp. 263
Dental eruption sequencesp. 270
Glossaryp. 274
Referencesp. 277
Taxonomic indexp. 295
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