bony scutes

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  • This fish has no scales; instead it has large bony scutes that serve as a form of armor.
  • A few small bony scutes are also assigned to the genus, but not to the type specimen.
  • Two rows of bony scutes ran down the back.
  • Twenty pairs of bony scutes ran down the midline of the back.
  • Like other rauisuchids, it has rows of osteoderms, or bony scutes, along its back.
  • Tarjadia has been diagnosed on the basis of its osteoderms, or bony scutes, the most common material that has been found of the genus.
  • Pareiasaurs were protected by bony scutes called osteoderms that set into the skin.
  • The carapace extended well beyond the limbs, and was made up of individual plates of bony scutes covered by plates of horn.
  • Its genus name refers to large plates of bony scutes (osteoderms) set in the skin, as a defence against predators.
  • Pachycheilosuchus had among its armor a unique shield of bony scutes for its neck, composed of six individual fused scutes.
  • The smooth-fronted caiman is not extensively hunted because its skin contains many bony scutes, which make it of little use for leather.
  • The dorsal osteoderms (bony scutes along the back) are wider than those of other caimans.
  • It is known from a partial skull, most of the right half of the postcranial skeleton, and some bony scutes.
  • Other temnospondyls, such as Eryops, have been found with small, disc-like bony scutes that were in life probably embedded in the skin.
  • The neck is elongated and partially covered by a fused collection of bony scutes called a nuchal plate.
  • It had bony scutes on its back, like an alligator, but had a long snout filled with teeth, like an ichthyosaur or a river dolphin.
  • The thigh bones were slender, and there were bony scutes on both the back and belly.
  • Between the bony scutes, Scelidosaurus had rounded non-overlapping scales like the present Gila monster.
  • Phractura species are elongated fish with a long caudal peduncle and bony scutes on the sides, back, and belly.
  • A dorsal shield is formed from four longitudinal series of juxtaposed, keeled, and bony scutes.
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