Subcaudal scales

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In snakes, the subcaudal scales are the enlarged plates on the underside of the tail.[1] These scales may be either single or divided (paired) and are preceded by the anal scale.

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  1. Wright AH, Wright AA. 1957. Handbook of Snakes. Comstock Publishing Associates (7th printing, 1985). 1105 pp. ISBN 0-8014-0463-0.