Primate Dentition

An Introduction to the Teeth of Non-human Primates

Primate Dentition

Primate Dentition provides a comparative dental anatomy of living non-human primates that brings together information from many disciplines to present the most useful and comprehensive database possible in one consolidated text. The core of the book consists of comparative morphological and metrical descriptions with analyses, reference tables, and illustrations of the permanent dentitions of 85 living primate species to establish a baseline for future investigations. The volume also discusses dental microstructure and its importance in understanding taxonomic relationships between species, data on deciduous dentitions, prenatal dental development and ontogenetic processes, and material to aid age estimation and life history studies.


"...Swindler's book is a classic, and I am delighted to see this updated version come along. Students and researchers alike have always, and will for years to come, find it useful for its stated purpose--an introductory guide to primate dentitions." International Journal of Primatology

"Swindler ... has been a leader in the study of the teeth of primates ... for decades. Following introductory material on the structure and growth of teeth, Swindler describes and illustrates the teeth of nonhuman primates systematically, by group." Choice

'… an important reference work …'. Human Evolution