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Biology of the Integument

pp 150-187

Epidermis and Dermis

  • Lukas LandmannAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomy, University of Basel

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Abstract

The first detailed histological report on reptilian skin was published well over 100 years ago (Leydig 1873). In the following 60 years a large number of studies has been accumulated and reviewed by Lange (1931). However, due to the piecemeal nature of the information available at this time, many misinterpretations occurred and no general patterns of differentiation could be demonstrated in this article.