Definition of Plastral
1. plastron [adj] - See also: plastron
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Literary usage of Plastral
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"AFN in,*:, plastral bonos eleven, ... plastral bones nine. Carapace with epidermic scutes. Limbs with four or five claws. ..."
2. The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: A (1907)
"S. plastral bones eight, ... in addition to the normal plastral scutes. Family 1. ... plastral bones nine. Carapace with epidermic scutes. ..."
3. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1901)
"Anterior lobe of the plastron movable, the hinge passing between the hyo- and meso-plastral plates, and between the pectoral and abdominal shields. ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... the Niobrara has a shell as heavy as that of marine species in general, but there is some plastral reduction with digitation of the separate elements. ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"If later on in the history of turtles certain plastral elements were ... In turtles, it will be recalled, the plastral elements of the right and left sides ..."
6. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"A series of inframarginal plastral shields present. Eocene to Recent. ... with four costal shields, the plastral vacuities persisting for a long period. ..."
7. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"Length of dorsal disk 25 centimeters. Doctor Siebenrock describes the plastral arrangement of this species as follows (op. cit., pp. ..."
8. The Reptiles of the Pacific Coast and Great Basin: An Account of the Species by John Van Denburgh (1897)
"The second pair of plastral plates. Imbricate.—Lapped, as shingles. ... plastral.—Pertaining to the plastron. Plastron.—The lower portion of the shell of ..."