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Vertebral scales

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Vertebral scales

Vertebral scales, in snakes, are large scales along the top of the back of the snake, i.e., the uppermost row. They are a specialised form of dorsal scales.

Vertebral is a term associated with the backbone, but also central scales such as on the carapace of a chelonian shell.

Related scales

  • Dorsal scales
  • References

    Vertebral scales Wikipedia