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Heptacodon differs from other Paleogene anthracotheriids in having a fused mandibular symphysis without trace of suture (unfused in most anthracotheriids), P/2 postprotocristid more buccally positioned and a slight central swelling along molar cristid obliqua.
In rodents, the mandibular symphysis between the lower incisors spreads as the jaw muscles contract.
Pathologic examination conducted during the first-stage operation revealed a positive margin at the mandibular symphysis, and a further 1.