oa African Zoology - Short communications : vestigial teeth in the genus Scotoecus (Mammalian: Chiroptera): adapted dental formulae for vespertilionids with vestigial teeth

Volume 32, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Some members of the genus Scotoecus Thomas, 1901 have an inconspicuous vestigial tooth which occurs on both sides of the upper jaw between the canine and following premolar. This tooth is regarded as permanent premolar in vestigial form.

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