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large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake

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The Belgian material analyzed here differs from the members of Palaeoemys in several characters, among others: the absence of lateral carapace keels (present in the juvenile specimens of forms such as Palaeoemys hessiaca Schleich, 1994, but both in the juvenile and the adult individuals of Palaeoemys testudiniformis (Owen, 1842)), as well as a well-developed medial keel; absence of a markedly wider than long pygal plate; absence of narrow vertebral scutes (i.
Effect of dietary citric acid supplementation and partial replacement of dietary fish meal with soybean meal on calcium and phosphorus of muscle scute and serum of Beluga Huso huso.
347) suggested that this scute might belong to a "hoplophorid?
The second and third vertebral scutes were abraded lightly with a foam sanding block and wiped with isopropyl alcohol.
In addition to their powerful jaws and large teeth, GT's also posses very sharp scutes along the base of the tail.
The scutes could have acted as a shield against predators to the plant-eating animal, he said.
Balistidae, Scorpaenidae and Diodontidae are small bony species with distinctive spines and scutes that survive well.
The turtle became entangled by its scutes and flippers and became trapped in the exclusion chute (Ogren et al.
The armor itself is composed of bony plates, called scutes, covered with horn.
Three centimeters is also almost exactly one-third the distance between the rough protrusions, or scutes, on the creature's back.
Hard-shelled species were marked by notching the marginal scutes using a variation of the technique described by Cagle (1939) and by injecting wire microtags in soft parts.
They are distinguished from other marine turtles, because they have a single pair of prefrontal scutes on the head, located in front of their eyes (Firdous, 2003).