Schultz's rule is a rule developed by Adolph Hans Schultz,[1] declaring a relationship between the first tooth eruption of the molar versus the permanent teeth and the progress or aging of its carrier.[2] It states that species that live longer have more wear on deciduous teeth and as a result start replacing them relatively early in life. Which is an indicator for examining fossil data. According to research, Myotragus balearicus follows Schultz's Rule.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Stewart, T. Dale (1983). "Adolph Hanz Schultz" (PDF). In Crawford, Bryce; McEuen, Caroline K. (eds.). Biographical Memoirs. National Academies Press. pp. 324–50. ISBN 978-0-309-59907-8.
  2. ^ Godfrey, Laurie R.; Samonds, Karen E.; Wright, Patricia C.; King, Stephen J. (2005). "Schultz's Unruly Rule: Dental Developmental Sequences and Schedules in Small-Bodied, Folivorous Lemurs". Folia Primatologica. 76 (2): 77–99. doi:10.1159/000083615.
  3. ^ Jordana, Xavier; Marín-Moratalla, Nekane; Moncunill-Solé, Blanca; Bover, Pere; Alcover, Josep Antoni; Köhler, Meike (2013). "First Fossil Evidence for the Advance of Replacement Teeth Coupled with Life History Evolution along an Anagenetic Mammalian Lineage". PLoS ONE. 8 (7): e70743. Bibcode:2013PLoSO...870743J. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070743. PMC 3723812. PMID 23936247.

Further reading

  • Schultz, Adolph H. (1935). "Eruption and decay of the permanent teeth in primates". American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 19 (4): 489. doi:10.1002/ajpa.1330190417.
  • Schultz, Adolph Hans (1960). Age changes in primates and their modification in man. Oxford: Pergamon Press. OCLC 81242023.