Histo-physiology of the scent-marking glands of the penile pad, anal pouch, and the forefoot in the aardwolf (Proteles cristatus).

@article{Stoeckelhuber2000HistophysiologyOT,
  title={Histo-physiology of the scent-marking glands of the penile pad, anal pouch, and the forefoot in the aardwolf (Proteles cristatus).},
  author={Mechthild Stoeckelhuber and Alexander Sliwa and Ulrich Welsch},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={2000},
  volume={259 3},
  pages={312-26}
}
The scentmarking glands of the anal pouch, penile pad, and the forefoot of the aardwolf (Proteles cristatus) were studied by histological, histochemical, immunohistochemical methods, and by electron microscopy. The morphological observations are correlated with eco-ethological aspects of this nocturnal animal. In all studied regions there was a superficial layer of holocrine sebaceous glands and a deeper layer of apocrine scent glands; these two types of glands apparently function in concert… CONTINUE READING