Gular scales

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In snakes, gulars are the scales in the throat area or ventral surface of the neck. The term may also refer to other scales in this area that do not have any other designation.[1] Wright and Wright (1957) describe them as being located below the jaw and between the sublabials, chin shields and ventral scales.[2]

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  1. Campbell JA, Lamar WW. 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. Comstock Publishing Associates, Ithaca and London. 870 pp. 1500 plates. ISBN 0-8014-4141-2.
  2. Wright AH, Wright AA. 1957. Handbook of Snakes. Comstock Publishing Associates. (7th printing, 1985). 1105 pp. ISBN 0-8014-0463-0.