Comparative biology of sperm storage in female salamanders.

  title={Comparative biology of sperm storage in female salamanders.},
  author={David M. Sever and Rossana Brizzi},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  volume={282 4-5},
Females in seven of the ten families of salamanders possess cloacal glands called spermathecae that store sperm. The annual cycle of sperm storage has been studied by light and electron microscopy in eight species representing five families. In these taxa, we recognized 14 characters associated with the spermathecae and traced their evolution on a phylogeny… CONTINUE READING