Temporal scales

Temporal scales

In snakes, the temporal scales are those scales on the side of the head between the parietal scales and the supralabial scales, and behind the postocular scales.

There are two types of temporal scales:

  • Anterior temporals are in contact with the postocular scales.
  • Posterior temporals are in vertical rows not in contact with the postocular scales; sometimes called secondary and tertiary temporals.

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