pholidosis


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pholidosis

(ˌfɒlɪˈdəʊsɪs)
n
(Zoology) the layout or disposition of the scales of reptiles
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These taxa have often been confused and are separated by minor, but consistent, external characters (nuchal mark, ventral color pattern, some pholidosis characters), and thus, are treated as one entity for the purpose of distinguishing both taxa from N.