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Scale Microornamentation in Some Lizard Species

Scale Microornamentation in Some Lizard Species

Amal E. Abdel-Hady*, Sara M. El-Amir, Noura S. Al-Muttri and Heba M. El-Hariri

Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, University of Majmaah, Al Majma’ah 15341, KSA

*      Corresponding author: a.elhady@mu.edu.sa

Fig. 1.

Scanning electron photomicrographs of scale ornamentation in lizards. A, shows the keeled scales of mid-dorsal trunk skin of Acanthodactylus opheodurus (15x); B, shows the pits on the outer surface of mid-dorsal trunk skin scales of A. opheodurus (3000x); C, shows indefinite structures, hair-like and papilla on the outer surface of mid-dorsal trunk skin scales of A. opheodurus (10000x); D, shows the outer surface of mid-dorsal trunk skin scales of Mesalina guttulata guttulata (500x); E, shows the outer surface of mid-dorsal trunk skin scales of M. guttulata guttulata (1000x); F, shows the minute pits on the outer surface of mid-dorsal trunk skin scales of M. guttulata guttulata (10000x); G, shows the keeled scale of mid-dorsal trunk skin of Trapelus ruderatus blanfordi (150x); H, shows the outer surface of mid-dorsal trunk skin scales of T. ruderatus blanfordi (500x); J, shows the microstructure of mid-dorsal trunk skin scales of T. ruderatus blanfordi (5000x); K, shows the microstructure of mid-dorsal trunk skin scales of T. ruderatus blanfordi (30000x).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 53, Iss. 6, Pages 2001-2521

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