A composite bony plate forming the floor of the shell of a turtle consisting of fused dermal elements, including contributions from the clavicles (epiplastrons) and interclavice (epiplastron). [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0073040584 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_shell#Plastron ]

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Term information

definition

A composite bony plate forming the floor of the shell of a turtle consisting of fused dermal elements, including contributions from the clavicles (epiplastrons) and interclavice (epiplastron).

external ontology notes

BTO class is more general

has related synonym

lower shell

ventral shell

ventral armor

id

UBERON:0008276