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carapace

(kăr′ə-pās′)
n.
Zoology A hard bony or chitinous outer covering, such as the fused dorsal plates of a turtle or the portion of the exoskeleton covering the head and thorax of a crustacean.

carapace

[kar′əpās]
Etymology: Sp, carapacho, hard shell
a horny shield or shell covering the dorsal surface of an animal such as a turtle.

carapace

the part of the exoskeleton of a CRUSTACEAN that spreads over the head and thorax; in other animals, e.g. the tortoise, the carapace is the dorsal covering of bony plates.

carapace

the dorsal shell of turtles and tortoises. Abnormalities are caused by trauma, dietary deficiencies (particularly nutritional hyperparathyroidism), infections, environmental factors and tumors.
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Carapace of the tortoise. By permission from Aspinall V, O'Reilly M, Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2004
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Coloration (Figs 125-128): Carapace low, brown, with black eye field, with small patch behind AME, with two lateral yellow bands covered with white adpressed hairs.
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Carapace bicolored: cephalic region yellow-orange, posterior part of thoracic region red-brown (Reiskind 1969, Fig.
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unispinosa is a large size species, with an elongated and flattened carapace compared to other species of the genus.
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grandis from Geolycosa is also supported by the lack of characteristics diagnostic for Geolycosa, specifically the lack of a sloped carapace, a defining character for the genus Geolycosa (Wallace 1942; Dondale & Redner 1990).
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Cradled within the muscular, rust-coated carapace is a restaurant with sea views where up to 45 patrons can savour delicacies such as potted shrimp and locally caught fish with lashings of ice cream for afters.