xiphiplastron

xiphiplastron

(ˌzɪfɪˈplæstrən)
n, pl -tra (-trə)
(Zoology) zoology the fourth lateral plate of a turtle's plastron
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Abbreviations for the plates (in bold): En, entoplastron; Ep, epiplastron; Hp, hypoplastron; Hy, hyoplastron; Xi, xiphiplastron.
3-4); OLB 112, left xiphiplas-tron; OLB 1-13, rigth xiphiplastron remain (plate 2, figs.
New material: Left dental (adult) and right xiphiplastron (juvenile).
Brief description: Sculpture on xiphiplastron flat and reticular, alveolar plain of dental without sculpture (withotit marked chewing ridges).
One nuchal, UNSM 117936: one right hyoplastron and one left xiphiplastron UNSM 56911.
A fossil hyoplastron and xiphiplastron of Emydoidea blandingii was first reported from the Devils Nest Airport site by Parmley (1992).
One nuchal, UNSM 56909; left epiplastron, MSUVP 833; right epiplastron, MSUVP 868; right xiphiplastron, MSUVP 831.
Plastron plates: epiplastrals = epi, entoplastron = ento, hyoplastron = hyo, hypoplastron = hypo, xiphiplastron = xiphi.
Plastron plates: Epi = epiplastrons, Ento = entoplastron, Hyo = hyoplastrons, Hypo = hypolpastrons, Xiphi = xiphiplastrons.
In addition, animals from Sims Pond were drilled through the lateral aspect of the xiphiplastron to indicate initial capture site.
Devils Nest: four plate fragments, MSUVP 1304; two neurals, 19 costal fragments, one left xiphiplastron, 12 plate fragments, UNSM 56912.
Santee: two nuchals, one epiplastron, one right hyoplastron, one left xiphiplastron, UNSM 56968.