swow osteoderm

We’re so glad you could make it to class today! We’re continuing our theme of reptiles this week! Who’s ready to learn the new word of the week!

Osteoderm: a bony plate in the skin. These bony plates form an armor or tough scaly skin to reptiles and amphibians. Many dinosaurs had osteoderms too! The best example of an osteoderm is on an alligator! Those bony plates help protect these large predators, that is if you get past the mouth full of razor sharp teeth! Ha!


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2 thoughts on “SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

  1. Dangrdafne

    Mocha said he would like some armor made like this. It would make great cosplay for the next Comic Con 🙂

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