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  • body robust
    crest along nape
    D1: VII
    pelvics = disc
    scales large, smooth at front, rough behind pectoral base
  • head short, compressed
    snout blunt, overhangs small mouth
    D1 V-VI
    pelvics = disc
    scales large, head & body, smooth & rough
  • head round/square
    D1: VII
    pelvics = disc
    scales large, rough
    rear body scaled
  • head & body compressed
    nape with crest
    D: VII, spines often long
    C: long, pointed
    mouth large, ~ vertical
    pelvics = disc
    scales smooth, small, only behind pectoral