Cutting blade dentitions in squaliform sharks form by modification of inherited alternate tooth ordering patterns

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Underwood, Charlie; Johanson, Zerina; Smith, Moya Meredith;
  • Publisher: The Royal Society Publishing
  • Journal: Royal Society Open Science,volume 3,issue 11 (eissn: 2054-5703)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1098/rsos.160385, pmc: PMC5180115
  • Subject: 58 | Research Article | cps | Biology (Whole Organism) | sharks | replacement pattern | evolution of teeth | 144 | 1001 | squaliforms | 70 | Squalus
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The squaliform sharks represent one of the most speciose shark clades. Many adult squaliforms have blade-like teeth, either on both jaws or restricted to the lower jaw, forming a continuous, serrated blade along the jaw margin. These teeth are replaced as a single unit ... View more