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dorsal

1. Anatomy Zoology relating to the back or spinal part of the body
2. Botany of, relating to, or situated on the side of an organ that is directed away from the axis

dorsal

[′dȯr·səl]
(anatomy)
Located near or on the back of an animal or one of its parts.

canopy

1. A decorative hood above a niche, pulpit, choir stall, or the like.
2. A covered area which extends from the wall of a building, protecting an entrance or loading dock.
3. The collective term for the upper blanket of foliage on trees.

dorsal

dorsal
Pertaining to the rear and upper surface of an object (e.g., dorsal fin, dorsal tank).
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Characters Description Stripes Number of pale dorsal stripes (five-seven) scored at midbody FP Bilateral total of femoral pores on thighs COS Bilateral total of circumorbital scales as standardized by Wright and Lowe (1967) PSG Bilateral total of para-supraocular granules; all granular scales anterior and lateral to the circumorbital scale row including those between supraoculars and superciliaries (lateral supraocular granules) SDL Number of subdigital lamellae on the fourth toe of one foot (right chosen unless damaged) GAB Number of granular dorsal scales in a single row around midbody.
laticeps in the study population are deep black above with five dorsal stripes.
1A) has six dorsal stripes with colors grading from cream anteriad to tan posteriad, a partial tan vertebral (seventh) stripe extending from the occipital region to one-sixth the length of the trunk, cream-beige spots in the upper lateral and dorsolateral fields, bluish-brown dorsal surfaces of the hind limbs and tail, bluish-gray ventral surfaces of the throat, abdomen and distal one-half of the tail, 88 granules around midbody, 209 granules from occiput to rump, five granules separating the paravertebral stripes, 5.

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