The reproductive system of male rock hyrax (Procavia and Heterohyrax)
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 156, Issue 3, pages 351–362, November 1968
How to Cite
Glover, T. D. and Sale, J. B. (1968), The reproductive system of male rock hyrax (Procavia and Heterohyrax). Journal of Zoology, 156: 351–362. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1968.tb04358.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 14 May 1968
The male genitalia of the rock hyrax (Procavia and Heterohyrax) are described. Features of the gross anatomy and histology of the testes and male accessory organs are presented, and comparison is made between the sexually active and sexually quiescent animal.
Microscopical observations have revealed the main area of storage of spermatozoa in this mammal and partly on these grounds, a new nomenclature for different parts of the reproductive system is proposed. Seasonal variations in male sexual activity in these mammals are also discussed, in addition to anatomical considerations.