On-line version ISSN 0375-1562
Print version ISSN 0011-8516
S. Afr. dent. j. vol.70 n.3 Johannesburg Apr. 2015
Cover Picture Data Incorrect
Dr Steenkamp does The South African Dental Journal a considerable favour by correcting errors which slipped past the Editor. As regards the Rhinoceros, the Cover Picture for September, I had the correct teeth listed in the text... BUT not in the formula itself. The crocodile on the October cover fared a little better as the text section was indeed correct as far as it went..and the formula may apparently be given as it appeared on the cover... but the teeth are given labels (Incisor, canine, molar etc) simply because of their positions in the jaws. So I should have placed inverted commas around each of the items in the formula. Ian Corfe of the Institute of BioTechnology, University of Helsinki, even comments that there are indeed slight differences in the shape of the teeth so they could perhaps be designated differently.
Every apology to all readers for committed errors.. and sincere appreciation to Dr Steenkamp for gentle correction and for providing additional data. I hope he will continue to peruse the JOURNAL.
W G Evans, Managing Editor.
PS. I referred to Austin Roberts: The Mammals of South Arica, The Larousse Encyclopaedia of Animal Life and to Wikipaedia. The mistakes are in both cases are mine.