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The eruption and growth of teeth in the Tasmanian Devil, Sarcophilus harrisii (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae)

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Guiler, ER and Heddle, RWL (1974) The eruption and growth of teeth in the Tasmanian Devil, Sarcophilus harrisii (Marsupialia: Dasyuridae). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 108. pp. 137-140. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The sequence of tooth eruption in Sarcophilus harrisii was found to follow an anterior- posterior sequence with two exceptions. The first incisors of the upper jaw did not erupt until the cessation of suckling at about 200 days and the canines did not appear until after the commencement of molar eruption. Although considerable variation exists in the time and sequence of eruption of the teeth, the age of the young can be determined using shank length and weight in combination with the status of the teeth.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Tasmania, Hobart, Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 137-140
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 03:26
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13766
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