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  • 1
    The 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.
  • 2
    The exceedingly thick and well vascularised dermis is exclusively collagenous in composition.
  • 3
    The hump or nuchal eminence is merely a local augmentation of the dermis (nuchal node).