scalation


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to scalation: escalated

scalation

(skā-lā′shən)
n.
An arrangement of scales, as on a fish or reptile.
References in periodicals archive ?
The scalation is accurately portrayed in these and this feature makes the book particularly valuable and unusual in guides of this type.
For this reason alone it is difficult to identify any species of Leptotyphlops that were examined during this study based on dorsal scale count, unless differences in head scalation are present.
Our data do not support this possibility; the snakes are very similar in sizes and reproductive output, as well as in a scalation characteristic (subcaudal scale division) that shows strong heritability (Shine et al.
Numerous morphological characters from the scalation, color pattern, and body dimensions vary substantially among islands and within Tenerife.
Features of scalation and their counts were examined using a stereo dissecting microscope (Table I).
Recently, we examined several females and additional males revealing variation in scalation within the species, the existence of two female color morphs, and sexual dimorphism in several characters.
The head scalation of Baird's illustrations and USNM 1249 were compared by Gotte (pers.
Evolution and character congruence in some western Indian Ocean Phelsuma: Numerical analysis of biochemistry, shape and scalation.
1987: Geographic variation within an island: univariate and multivariate contouring of scalation, size and shape of the lizard Gallotia galloti.
Comparisons of wild and domesticated common carp: The domesticated common carp underwent internal and physiological changes as well as changes in its external shape, scalation and color.
Variation in scalation does not appear to be sexually dimorphic, hence the following data are not sorted by sex.