Carapace

The carapace is the dorsal (back) convex part of the shell structure of a turtle, consisting primarily of the animal's ribcage, dermal armor and scutes.

Other articles related to "carapace":

Liocarcinus Marmoreus
... It reaches a carapace length of 35 millimetres (1.4 in), and is distinguished from other similar species by the presence of three similarly-sized teeth on the edge of the carapace ...
Caririemys
... extant pleurodirans are derived mostly from the arrangement of the bony plates that form its domed carapace ... The turtle skeleton found consisted of parts of the turtle’s carapace, a few vertebral elements and a matching femur and pelvis ... the species’ affiliation was determined by the attachment of the specimen's pelvis to its carapace ...
Cumberland Slider - Description
... The carapace is olive brown with yellow markings ... The adult carapace is wrinkled and oval-shaped ... The plastron is hingeless and slightly smaller than the carapace ...
Carcineretidae - Description
... Their carapace is usually wider than long and of square or ovate shape ... Unlike in the living Portunoidea, the front (the part of the carapace above the head) is narrow it bears a few blunt spines in some species ... The hind part of the carapace is also narrowed, tapering from just behind the eyes ...
Chinese Softshell Turtle - Description
... The Chinese softshell turtle can reach a carapace length of 1 ft (0.30 m) ... They are called "softshell" because their carapace lacks horny scutes (scales) ... The carapace is leathery and pliable, particularly at the sides ...