squamation


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squamation

(skwə-mā′shən)
n.
1. The condition of being scaly.
2. An arrangement of scales, as on a fish.
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The matrix block presents a natural external mould of the ventral side of the skull including mandibles, submandibular plates, lateral and median gulars, part of the shoulder girdle, a fragment of the pectoral fin and squamation of the anterior part of the body.
Frontal squamation F and G patterned; scales arranged in transverse pattern, all scales with exposed posterior margin.
These proliferative lesions likely originated from bronchiolar epithelial cells and did not involve squamation.
beniensis, from the rio Madeira drainage; Owiyeye is diagnosed by the absence of dermosphenotic, a derived pattern of frontal squamation, and a colour pattern of the mandibular region, and includes species from the Amazonas and Orinoco river basins; Melanorivulus is diagnosed by an apomorphic morphology of preopercle, and derived colour patterns of male postorbital region and female unpaired fins, and includes species from southern Amazonian tributaries, Parana-Paraguay river system, and Parnaiba and Sao Francisco river basins.
Although he could find no differences in color pattern or squamation between it and the adjacent peninsular populations of C.
Enlarged post-occipital squamation is relatively rare in the estuarine crocodile.
Banister (1984) examined characteristics of a hypogean population of the cyprinid, Garra barreimiae Fowler and Steinitz, and found the hypogean fishes to differ only in that they were depigmented, lacked externally visible eyes and had weak squamation.
Terminology for frontal squamation follows Hoedeman (1958); the E- scale was determined as that scale adjacent to the anteriormost neuromast of the posterior section of the supraorbital series.
pholidotum, including scale counts and degree of ventral squamation using a multivariate analysis of variance and chi-square tests; bur overlapped, precluding accurate identification of individuals.