scutellation


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scu·tel·la·tion

 (skyo͞ot′l-ā′shən)
n.
An arrangement or a covering of scales, as that on a bird's leg or a lizard's body.

scutellation

(ˌskjuːtɪˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (Zoology) the way in which scales or plates are arranged in an animal
2. (Zoology) a covering of scales or scutella, as on a bird's leg
[C19: New Latin, from scutella, plural of scutellum + -ation]
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Aspects of scutellation character states and statistically analyzed meristic characters were compared using 27 of 29 specimens of A.
Our purpose was to provide evidence on the specific identity of the unusual lizard and document its existence with photographs in addition to descriptions of color pattern, scutellation, meristic, and body size characters.
Exploration of morphological variation in some island species like Anolis oculatus from the Lesser Antilles, suggest that habitat heterogeneity may create natural selection pressures that determine, partially, variation in scutellation and body proportions (Malhotra & Thorpe 1997, Knox et al.
A contribution to the surgical anatomy of the water snake, Natrix sipedon sipedon; the location of the visceral endocrine organs with reference to ventral scutellation.
Variation of nucal scutellation pattern of American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus Cuvier 1807) in La Ventanilla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Former observations on characteristic patterns of supraocular scutellation in different specific or supraspecific taxa of Squamata are extended and analyzed in this general critical review.
Effects of temperature on development of scutellation in the garter snake, Thamnophis elegans atratus.
We used color pattern, scutellation, and meristic characters to identify UADZ 8477 as diploid A.
rodecki TABLE 1 Means, standard error and mean comparison (t-Student) of each scutellation character determined in two A.
Size, Color, Scutellation, and Meristic Characters--We measured snout-vent length of A.
Although some features of scutellation exhibited geographical variation within the nominate race, no parallel trends in color-pattern characters were observed, (for example, width of transverse body bands, length at which pattern changes occur, and so forth).