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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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cylindricum; however, in IGM 9563 the maximum diameters (anteroposterior and transversal) of the scutes are clearly smaller and thinner than in IGM 9562, resembling the osteoderms of the G.
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.
Affected tortoise (N = 13) had at least one area of chipping or flaking on at least one scute, unaffected tortoises (N = 9) had no chipping or flaking of scutes.
Important characters of the nuchal of this species include (1) nuchal thickened, (2) dorsal sculpturing prominent, (3) anterior border of nuchal deeply notched, (4) cervical scute area upraised, deep notches between it and adjacent peripheral bones, often with a terminal notch (see Hulbert 2001:128 Fig.
The most likely scute source species is the hawskbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), commonly found around coral reefs and shallow waters (Alderton 1988: 120), making it readily accessible to reef-fishing hunters, as well as providing a valuable food source.
based on the following combination of characters: 1) longer underlap of nuchal scute than in P.
Small to large, variably-shaped dorsal scute present on males.
Size class II juveniles were also tagged with external Floy T-tags inserted through their dorsal musculature below the fourth dorsal scute.
Ventrally, it is clear from the association of the sulcus and the bony sutures that the margin of the gular scute would not be preserved on the entoplastron (the groove closely approaches, but does not contact the suture with the entoplastron).
We gave each turtle a unique scute notch (Cagle, 1939) and released them at the point of capture.