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Dental anomalies in Upper Eocene Anthracotheriidae: a possible case of inbreeding
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
Volume 28, Issue 4, pages 355–360, December 1995
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DUCROCQ, S., CHAIMANEE, Y., SUTEETHORN, V. and JAEGER, J.-J. (1995), Dental anomalies in Upper Eocene Anthracotheriidae: a possible case of inbreeding. Lethaia, 28: 355–360. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1995.tb01826.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2007
Three fragmentary maxillae and an isolated upper molar from the Upper Eocene locality of Wai Lek (Krabi Basin, South Thailand) belonging to the small anthracotheriid Siamotherium krabiense display strongly abnormal morphologies that are particularly unusual among the dental anomalies recorded in both extant and fossil mammals. Variation and atavism can be ruled out, and the other hypothetical origins of these anomalies, particularly the occurrence of odontomes and inbreeding, are discussed.Dental anomalies, Anthracotheriidae, Asia, atavism, variation, inbreeding.
Stéphane Ducrocq and Jean-Jacques Jaeger, Laboratoire de Paléontologie, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, Case Courrier 064, Université Montpellier II, Place Eugéne Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier Cédex 5, France (SD's current address: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Rosenstein 1, D-70191 Stuttgart, Germany); Yaowalak Chaimanee and Varavudh Suteethorn, Department of Mineral Resources, Geological Survey, Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand; 14th November, 1994; revised 27th July. 1995.