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scute

 [skūt]
a squama or scalelike structure.
tympanic scute the bony plate which divides the upper part of the tympanic cavity from the mastoid cells.

scute

(skūt),
A thin lamina or plate.
Synonym(s): scutum (1)
[L. scutum, shield]

scute

(skūt) any squama or scalelike structure, especially the bony plate separating the upper tympanic cavity and mastoid cells (tympanic s.) .

scute

(skyo͞ot)
n.
A keratinous, chitinous, or bony external plate, as on the shell of a turtle or the underside of a snake.

scute

(skyūt)
A thin lamina or plate.
Synonym(s): scutum (1) .
[L. scutum, shield]

scute

any scale-like object such as a fish or reptile scale or the turtle's plate of shell.

scute

any squama or scalelike structure, especially one of the thick epidermal plates on the head of snakes, or the shell of a tortoise.
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The diagnosis of Landreatchelys considered several characters that, even not having been included in the diagnosis of Cuvierichelys (see Hervet, 2004a), they are here recognized as shared with this taxon (or being part of its known range of variability), as well as with that from Boutersem: medium to large entoplastron; relatively short hyoplastra in the axial plane; narrow gulars relative to the width of the anterior lobe, being relatively short; humero-pectoral sulcus close to the posterior margin of entoplastron, or pectorals scutes overlying the posterior region of this plate.
10a Number of scutes in the lateral line 26-42; total number of gill rakers on the lower limb (including rudiments) 15-22; lobe of second dorsal fin with a white tip and its height into fork length 5.
A single glyptodont vertebra (USNM 540669) and other uncatalogued scute fragments from El Hatillo also likely belong to G.
The tail of Idiochelys is much shorter than that of male Eurysternum which has still evident widenings and a row of broad scutes (KARL & TICHY, 2006).
We think that the shape of their scutes helps them create these waves," said Moriarty.
Turtles were marked via scute notching (12) and previously used 26 g radio transmitters (Model SM-1H; AVM Instrument Company, LTD, Colfax, CA) were attached to the posterior vertebral scutes with marine epoxy.
This paper deals with the small ossicles such as bony platelets, scutes, tubercles, prickles, ossified sensory line segments, oral and branchial denticles and ossified gill raker tubercles of the cottoid families Cyclopteridae and Liparidae of the Baltic Sea.
Since scutes consist of multiple layers of nonliving tissue deposited over time, they can accumulate high levels of Hg over the life of a turtle.
That's because of cracks in the object that resemble scutes, the bony external plates that make up turtle shells, crocodile skins and the feet of some birds.
We measured length and width of the shell, the scutes (segments of the turtle's shell), and flippers.