Post-canine megadontia

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Post-canine megadontia is a great enlargement of the molars and premolars which is found in early hominid ancestors such as Paranthropus aethiopicus. It is considered to show a largely vegetarian diet,[1] as the robust size would result from the eating of tough, hard shelled food such as seeds and nuts.


  1. ^ "Paranthropus aethiopicus". The Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved March 2011.