Dental microwear has been shown to reflect diet in a broad variety of fossil mammals. Recent studies have suggested that differences in microwear texture attributes between samples may also reflect environmental abrasive loads. Here, we examine dental microwear textures on the incisors of shrews, both to evaluate this idea and to expand the extant baseline to include Soricidae.
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Withnell, Charles B., & Ungar, Peter S. (2014). A preliminary analysis of dental microwear as a proxy for diet and habitat in shrews. MAMMALIA, 78(3), 409-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2013-0121