THE SKIN AND NUCHAL EMINENCE OF THE WHITE RHINOCEROS
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
1959 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 132, Issue 1, pages 99–107, January 1959
How to Cite
CAVE, A. J. E. and ALLBROOK, D. B. (1959), THE SKIN AND NUCHAL EMINENCE OF THE WHITE RHINOCEROS. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 132: 99–107. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1959.tb05516.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 10th June 1958
- 1The skin histology of an immature White Rhinoceros is described. The thin epidermis has the customary layers, the deepest layer being pigmented. It sends into the dermis hair follicles (containing hair shafts), small sebaceous glands and large apocrine sweat glands characterised by enormous ectodermally-developed myoepithelial cells.
- 2The exceedingly thick and well vascularised dermis is exclusively collagenous in composition.
- 3The hump or nuchal eminence is merely a local augmentation of the dermis (nuchal node).