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WildEyeReptiles
02-09-2006, 09:56 AM
Someone help me out here, I need the name for the little triangle of scales in this photo.

http://www.wildeyereptiles.com/cpg132/albums/userpics/normal_DSCN5705.JPG

crestedtimm
12-08-2007, 11:10 AM
Those are femoral pores, they emit a secretion used in marking territory

Starrynightexotics
12-08-2007, 12:19 PM
In Sphaerodactylines its referred to as an escutcheon patch, not sure but it seems to be the same general structure.

Kevin McRae
12-08-2007, 12:38 PM
Those are femoral pores, they emit a secretion used in marking territory

The ones on the legs are femoral pores, he's talking about the ones in the middle. The ones in the shape of a triangle.

Reptiluvr
12-08-2007, 01:20 PM
I agree with starrynightexotics I have seen that triangle called an escutcheon patch. What species is that btw?

Badger
12-08-2007, 02:56 PM
Someone help me out here, I need the name for the little triangle of scales in this photo.

http://www.wildeyereptiles.com/cpg132/albums/userpics/normal_DSCN5705.JPG

This triangle consist of preanal scales. I do not see pores on these scales but probably I need to dress glasses :). If they are present they called preanal pores.
A _I I_ - shaped structure ahead of a triangle consists of increased scales together with same scales on hips forms preanofemoral rows of scales (with preanofemoral pores if they are present). The medial groove between rows called preanal groove.
At other geckoes enlarged preanal scales frequently are separated from enlarged femoral scales by an interval of normal sized scales; in this case terms preanal and femoral use separately (also for pores).