Morphology of the external male genital organs of agouti (Dasyprocta aguti. Linnaeus, 1766)

Authors

  • Danilo José Ayres de Menezes Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Centro de Saúde e Tecnologia Rural, Patos, PB
  • Maria Acelina Martins de Carvalho Universidade Federal do Piauí, Teresina, PI
  • Antonio Chaves de Assis-Neto Universidade Estadual Paulista, Unidade Diferenciada de Dracena, Dracena, SP
  • Moacir Franco de Oliveira Escola Superior de Agricultura de Mossoró, Mossoró, RN
  • Eduardo Cunha Farias Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Maria Angélica Miglino Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Gildenor Xavier Medeiros Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Centro de Saúde e Tecnologia Rural, Patos, PB

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962003000800009

Keywords:

Agouti, Male, Penis, Male genital Organs, Morfology

Abstract

Thirty-thee males adult agoutis (Dasyprocta aguti) had been used, originated from the Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI) - Piauí State, and from the Escola Superior de Agricultura de Mossoró (ESAM) - Rio Grande do Norte State - Brazil. The purpose of the present investigation was describly the morfology of male genital organs and caracterized the histology aspects and their gross caracteristics. It was carry out an dissections of the extenal organs genital. The fragments were included in paraffin and stained with hematoxylin-eosin and Tricomy of the Masson and observed in light microscopic .The result showed that the penis is fibrocavernous with large amounts of the keratizaded structures in the their apex. In third part of the penis was evidencied an curved with form of the "U" lying. The glans was covering to keratinized epiderm with many espicules, an bone penis has been replaced the carvernous body. In the part ventral of the penis there was suburethal sac with two long projection corneus. In the Scroral region there wasn't distintict external limits with scrotum. Under of the internal layer of the prepuce, next to the preputial orifice, there was two preputial gland.

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2003-01-01

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How to Cite

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Menezes DJA de, Carvalho MAM de, Assis-Neto AC de, Oliveira MF de, Farias EC, Miglino MA, et al. Morphology of the external male genital organs of agouti (Dasyprocta aguti. Linnaeus, 1766). Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2003 Jan. 1 [cited 2024 May 19];40(supl.):148-53. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/11439