Variation in tooth morphology of Pongo pygmaeus

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Abstract

This study examines the postcanine morphology of Pongo pygmaeus, identifying sexual, populational, and subspecific differences, with particular focus on the cusp area proportions. Little differences between the sexes were found in molar shapes, and cusp area proportions can be considered population specific. Inter-population differences are significant between the two Bornean populations, with the Kapuas River as a biogeographic barrier, and are as great as inter-subspecies (Borneo-Sumatra) differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Human Evolution
Volume34
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Orang-utan
  • Population
  • Subspecies
  • Tooth morphology

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Variation in tooth morphology of Pongo pygmaeus. / Uchida, Akiko.

In: Journal of Human Evolution, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.1998, p. 71-79.

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