- n. Plural form of sclerite.
“Halkieriids are Cambrian animals that looked like slugs in scale mail; often when they died their scales, called sclerites, dissociated and scattered, and their sclerites represent a significant component of the small shelly fauna of the early Cambrian.”
“ The exoskeleton is made up of many plates which are called sclerites, and are separated by thin sutures.”
“Like the halkieriids, it has an anterior shell but not a posterior one, and like the wiwaxiids, it has long spiky sclerites.”
“Wiwaxiids were also sluglike, but sported very prominent, long sclerites, and lacked the anterior and posterior shells; their exact position in the evolutionary tree has bounced about quite a bit, but some argument has made that they belong in the annelid ancestry, and that their sclerites are homologous to the bristly setae of worms.”
“Edit do the sclerites resemble the modern calcareous plates of chitons? kay”
“Like Vetustovermis, Kimberella has many structures crenellations that may have been gills, has a broad flat foot, showing metamerism, and its shell bears many impressions, which may be the remains of sclerites or spicules.”
“Axillae: two small, subtriangular sclerites at the lateral basal angles of the meso-scutellum in Proctytripidae.”
“Hypopharyngeal sclerites: in bees, a pair of strap-like pieces along the hypopharynx to the mentum: see also epipharyngeal sclerites.”
“Apophystegal plates: Orthoptera; flattened blade or plate-like sclerites covering the gonapophyses.”
“Parapsidae: the small sclerites on each side of the scutellum in”
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