Pleurodont is a formation of the teeth that are fused (ankylosed) by their sides to the inner surface of the jaw bones.[1][2][3]

This formation is common in the order Squamata.


  1. ^ Plough, F. H. et al. (2002) Vertebrate Life, 6th Ed. Prentice Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ. ISBN 0-13-041248-1
  2. ^ "Evolutionary Lines in Tooth Attachment and Replacement in Reptiles: Their Possible Significance in Mammalian Dentition". Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 61: 215–225. 1958. doi:10.2307/3626649.
  3. ^ "THE TEETH OF VERTEBRATE ANIMALS". University of the Cumberlands. Retrieved 2016-08-16.

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