Osteoderms are secondary dermal ossifications that fortify the skin and serve as protection in a wide range of organisms. The morphology and organization of osteoderms is highly variable in the Cordylidae. High-resolution X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) is ideal for recovering information about individual osteoderm structure, as well as overall arrangement of these features. The images below show just a small part of the variation in armor across the Cordylidae.