Friday, October 16, 2020

Penis Bones Could Be Scooping Out The Sperm of Competitors in Some Animals

A 3D analysis of 82 penis bones from different animals has now found some of the most oddly-shaped bacula could very well prolong sex, induce ovulation in the female, or shovel out sperm from other romantic encounters.

The penis bone in the male honey badger, for instance, has one of the wackiest appearances. It's shaped almost like an ice-cream scoop, and this development might have evolved to fend off competition and ensure a male's offspring are actually his.

via www.sciencealert.com

Honey badgers again!

H/t instapundit.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2020/10/penis-bones-could-be-scooping-out-the-sperm-of-competitors-in-some-animals.html

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I suppose if a male honey badger couldn't fit his mate with a chastity belt the old penis bone would have to do...

Posted by: jmod46 | Oct 16, 2020 2:27:20 PM

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