from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Whose cusps are rounded, not sharp peaks.
- n. A creature with teeth of this kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In odont., having the crowns of the molar teeth elevated into tubercles; having tuberculate molars: in general, opposed to lophodont; specifically, having teeth of the pattern presented by the Bunodonta.
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The Collared peccary includes both bunodont and zygodont individuals across its range, and it seems that desert populations are more zygodont while populations from wetter places tend to be bunodont (Wright 1998).
Among living species, the bunodont White-lipped peccary mostly eats nuts while the zygodont Chacoan peccary Catagonus wagneri mostly eats cacti.