THE PROCESSÜS GLANDIS IN THE RHINOCEROTIDAE

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Abstract

The lateral lobes (processūTs glandis) of the penis are reviewed for all extant rhinoceros genera. Previous accounts of these structures are confirmed for Rhinoceros unicornis and for Diecros bicornis and a first description of them is given for Ceratotherium simum. The morphological nature of these external penile features (as extensions of the corpus cavernosum) is established and their taxonomic value is considered. Observations are made upon the penis constitution of Diceros and of Ceratotherium.

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