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A distinguishing feature of Pongo upper molars and its implications for the taxonomic identification of isolated hominid teeth from the Pleistocene of Asia

Ortiz, Alejandra, Bailey, Shara E., Delgado, Miguel, Zanolli, Clément, Demeter, Fabrice, Bacon, Anne‐Marie, Nguyen, Thi M. H., Nguyen, Anh T., Zhang, Yingqi, Harrison, Terry, and others. (2019) A distinguishing feature of Pongo upper molars and its implications for the taxonomic identification of isolated hominid teeth from the Pleistocene of Asia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 170 (4). pp. 595-612. ISSN 0002-9483. (doi:10.1002/ajpa.23928)

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Abstract

The taxonomic status of isolated hominoid teeth from the Asian Pleistocene has long been controversial due to difficulties distinguishing between pongine and hominin molars given their high degree of morphometrical variation and overlap. Here, we combine nonmetric and geometric morphometric data to document a dental pattern that appears to be taxonomically diagnostic among Pongo. We focus on the protoconule, a cuspule of well‐documented evolutionary history, as well as on shape differences of the mesial fovea of the upper molars.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ajpa.23928
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Matthew Skinner
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 10:04 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 08:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78150 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Skinner, Matthew M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8321-3543
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