Figure 13

Dorsal regions of the first and second right pleural scutes of this female had been shaded by her transmitter cap for 10.5 years when photographed. Examination of regions shaded by transmitter cap reveals an almost imperceptible color loss when compared to the adjacent, sun exposed, areas of the first vertebral scute and ventral edges of the first and second right pleural scutes.

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