entoplastron


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entoplastron

[¦en·tō¦plas‚trän]
(vertebrate zoology)
The anterior median bony plate of the plastron of chelonians.
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Immediately posterior to that, the dorsal lamina of the bone forms a slight overhang above a distinct pocket just lateral to the anterior portion of the entoplastron suture.
Among North American terrestrial and freshwater turtles, Kinosternidae lack an entoplastron and can be excluded from further consideration.
The entoplastron of adults of the North American emydids Actinemys, Clemmys, Glyptemys (G.
Among extant Geochelone, the gular sulci are present on the entoplastron in several taxa, including G.
flavomarginatus, have gular scute sulci on the entoplastron (Crumly, 1984, 1994; Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros, 2004).