Getting out of an egg: merging of tooth germs to create an egg tooth in the snake.

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Summary of "Getting out of an egg: merging of tooth germs to create an egg tooth in the snake."

The egg tooth is a vital structure allowing hatchlings to escape from the egg. In squamates (snakes and lizards), the egg tooth is a real tooth that develops within the oral cavity at the top of the upper jaw. Most squamates have a single large midline egg tooth at hatching, but a few families, such as Gekkonidae, have two egg teeth. In snakes the egg tooth is significantly larger than the rest of the dentition and is one of the first teeth to develop.


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Name: Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists
ISSN: 1097-0177


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