Each of these specimens will average between 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″ wide. You will receive ONE specimen for the money.
Ascuteorscutum is a bony external plate or scale overlaid with horn, as on the shell of aturtle, the skin ofcrocodilians, and the feet ofbirds.Scutes are similar toscalesand serve the same function. Unlike the scales of lizards and snakes, which are formed from theepidermis, scutes are formed in the lower vascular layer of the skin and the epidermal element is only the top surface. Forming in the livingdermis, the scutes produce ahornyouter layer that is superficially similar to that of scales. Scutes will usually not overlap assnake scales(but see thepangolin). The outerkeratinlayer is shed piecemeal, and not in one continuous layer of skin as seen in snakes or lizards. The dermal base may containboneand producedermal armour. Scutes with a bony base are properly called osteoderms. Dermal scutes are also found in the feet ofbirdsand tails of somemammals, and are believed to be the primitive form of dermal armour in reptiles.