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An arrangement of scales, as on a fish or reptile.


the arrangement or formation of scales on a reptile or fish


(skeɪˈleɪ ʃən)

an arrangement of scales, as on a fish.
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Annable T (1985) Subcaudal scalation analysis of Pseudonaja textilis (Dumeril and Bibron) in the eastern Riverina region.
The frontal scalation patter in some groups of toothcarps (Pisces, Cyprinodontiformes).
The three species are distinguished from each other based on head scalation, length, and distribution (Cogger 2014).
Table 1 lists features of scalation, including the number of ventral, subcaudal, labial and ocular scales, dorsal scale rows and definitions of measuring methods.
Furthermore, it is noteworthy to mention here that Coluber bholanathi and Coluber gracilis (Gunther, 1862), an allopatric congener, both share some scalation and coloration characters in common, except dorsal scale row count --19:19:12-15 (fide Gupta et al.
The head is pointed and dorsal scalation consists of a mixture of small flat scales and other enlarged keeled and tuberculated forming keels.
Physical patterns of the hybrids show a mix of Chelonia mydas and Eretmochelys imbricata scalation within one pair of prefrontal scales similar to Chelonia mydas and three post-orbital scales per lateral surface similar to Eretmochelys imbricata (figure 9).
There is information on how to identify snakes from their shape, form, colour, scalation, and tracks and traces.
In addition, four aspects of head scalation were ranked (number-coded) as follows: number of anterior supralabials 2/2 (1), 1/2 (2), 1/1 (3), 0/1 (4), 0/0 (5); number of supraoculars 1/1 (1), 1/0 (2), 0/0 (3); complete separation of parietal scale from posterior supralabial by a postocular scale on both sides (1), touching on one side (2), touching on both sides (3) and number of rows of scales around tail 10 (1), 12 (2).
Characteristics separating the various parrotfish genera are primarily based on structure of the teeth and patterns of scalation (requiring close or in-hand examination).