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Review report on mammalian dental defect (enamel hypoplasia) in different groups of mammals

Review report on mammalian dental defect (enamel hypoplasia) in different groups of mammals

Review report on mammalian dental defect (enamel hypoplasia) in different groups of mammals

 Abdul Majid Khan*

 Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

ABSTRACT

 Enamel hypoplasia is a mammalian tooth malady characterized by reduction in the
thickness of its enamel. Enamel hypoplasia is an environmental and physiological
stress indicator for the insults an animal has faced during its growth and
development. It also points out the health status of a mammal during different
phases of its life span. The article outlines the dental enamel hypoplasia studies in
low and high crowned mammals. It also depicts the diversity in feeding habitat of
mammals having positive results for occurrence of this tooth malady. The present
review correlates the research studies that have been conducted in deciduous as
well as permanent dental material of modern, archeological and palaeontological
animals belongs to multiple orders of class Mammalia and also provides a road
map for comparative analysis of dental health in different mammalian taxons.

 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 36, Iss. 1, pp. 1-123

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