Talk:Dentition

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Premolars vs Molars[edit]

I believe that there are no molars in "milk" teeth - only premolars. The molars erupt at a later date. Is this the case? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.111.230.17 (talk) 26 May 2007

in milk dentition pre molars are absent and molars are present —Preceding unsigned comment added by 115.252.44.17 (talk) 13:55, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

list of dentition patterns of North American mammals[edit]

I found a table on the internet from a good source that seems to have the dentition patterns of all the mammals of North America.

  1. Is this a good place to put such a list?
  2. Can I put something like that from a webpage into wikipedia?
    1. Do I need to reference where I got it?
    2. Do I need to paraphrase the text part that lists the names of the species?

-Crunchy Numbers 03:17, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

1) From what I gather is on the table, yes. (2) Yes, if the webpage is a reliable source. (2a) Yes, reference would be helpful. (2b) Paraphrasing would be better and perhaps mandatory to avoid copyright issues, though prose would be preferred to mere lists. I am interested to see this webpage. - Dozenist talk 03:23, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
I don't think it meets the reliable source criteria. I prefer not to put the link here now that I see the author says no one can use his information anywhere else on the web.

What I could do is start with one species from each dentition configuration and find a reliable source that verifies for each, hopefully for more than one at a time. Then I could start a table here with that. Other species could be added to the table as they are found. He doesn't own the information after all.

We could also have tables for mammals from the rest of the world.

Email me if you would like to see the link. I tried to send it to you but couldn't. -Crunchy Numbers 04:25, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Cats, horses, rabbits and sheep but no dogs. You do have these in North America I gather? :) Gmackematix (talk) 23:54, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Dental Formulae[edit]

It is more accurate to say that the primitive, rather than the maximum, dental formula for placental mammals is 3/3 1/1 4/4 3/3. Cetaceans, for example, frequently have many more teeth than the "maximum" referred to in the current verbage. In a similar way, we should be sure to say that the primitive dental formula for marsupials is 5/4 1/1 3/3 4/4. Tomwithanh 05:53, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Will Citations adjacent to dental formula create confusions?[edit]

The citations are given adjacent to the dental formula for some animals. But these may create chaos and confusions as it may be thought that the number given to citations are a part of dental formula. This is not much felt in electronic mode, but in printable version, it creates very big problem. Look at the way citations and dental formula combines as if they where a single formula http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dentition&printable=yes. Shouldn't we need additional column or alternative way for keeping citations and formula apart from each other. (Please not that people with little knowledge about dental formula also come to Wikipedia for learning and to them this can definitely create problems.)Valchemishnuʘ 17:32, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Dental Eruption Sequence[edit]

About the dental formulae listed, I assume that whoever originally gave the info was referring to the eruption sequence on the bottom jaw, correct? Or is something missing?RuneMan3 (talk) 18:10, 17 December 2014 (UTC) RuneMan3 (talk) 18:08, 17 December 2014 (UTC)RuneMan3 — Preceding unsigned comment added by RuneMan3 (talkcontribs) 18:02, 17 December 2014 (UTC)