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Supralabial scale

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In reptiles, the supralabial scales, also called upper-labials, are those scales that border the mouth opening along the upper jaw. They do not include the median scale (rostral scale). The term labial originates from Labium (Latin for "lip"), which refers to any lip-like structure. The numbers of these scales present, and sometimes the shapes and sizes, are some of many characteristics used to differentiate species from one another.

Related scales

  • Sublabial scales
  • Rostral scale
  • Mental scale
  • References

    Supralabial scale Wikipedia


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