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Turtle and Mammal Penis Designs Are Anatomically Convergent

Males in many modern amniote taxa have a hydraulic penis that inflates for copulation. Hydraulic skeletons are typically reinforced with inextensible fibres; the specific arrangement of the fibres within the skeleton determines whether it is flexible or resists bending. I show that the hydraulic... Full description

1st Person: Kelly, D. A.
Source: in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Vol. 271 (2004), p. S293-S295
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2004
Keywords: research-article
Penis
Convergence
Mammal
Turtle
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