Intersupraocular scales

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In snakes, the intersupraoculars are the scales on top of the head between the supraocular scales. Often, these are small and irregularly shaped, and counting them usually involves taking the lowest number of contiguous scales. Often, this space is occupied by one large scale, which is then called the frontal.[1] Also called interorbitals.[2].

Cited references

  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.