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scalation

(skā-lā′shən)
n.
An arrangement of scales, as on a fish or reptile.
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przewalskii by the presence of tubercles on the prescapular region and sides of the neck (versus homogeneous scalation in P.
There is information on how to identify snakes from their shape, form, colour, scalation, and tracks and traces.
In addition, four aspects of head scalation were ranked (number-coded) as follows: number of anterior supralabials 2/2 (1), 1/2 (2), 1/1 (3), 0/1 (4), 0/0 (5); number of supraoculars 1/1 (1), 1/0 (2), 0/0 (3); complete separation of parietal scale from posterior supralabial by a postocular scale on both sides (1), touching on one side (2), touching on both sides (3) and number of rows of scales around tail 10 (1), 12 (2).
The fish was recognized as the loosetooth parrotfish based on its general body morphology, large scalation, and rather drab brownish-green coloration (Fig.
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).
Abstract: We describe morphological variation (scalation and coloration) observed among eight individuals of the Panamanian lizard species Anolis casildae.
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. J.