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Dentition of the Malaysian Lesser Mouse-deer (Tragulus javanicus)

Vidyadaran, M. K., Sirimane, R. A. and Hilmi, M. (1981) Dentition of the Malaysian Lesser Mouse-deer (Tragulus javanicus). Pertanika, 4 (1). pp. 47-52.

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The dentition of twenty five lesser mouse-deer (Tragulus javanicus) is described. Comparisons with the dentition of the ox and the goat showed very few differences in the molars among these species. However, the incisors and the premolars showed many differences. The premolars of the lesser mouse-deer are more suited for piercing and chopping food rather than for chewing.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Dentition; Mouse-deer; Tragullts javaniclts
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
ID Code:2083
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:10 Nov 2009 02:48
Last Modified:27 May 2013 06:58

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