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Hedgehog baculum?

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by ElephasMaximus, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Do they have one? I didn't found it in long eared & african hedgehogs.
    Shrews have it though.
     
  2. Kendall

    Kendall Active Member

    I have not located any in the four-toed hedgehog.
     

  3. And i have yet to dissect male Northern white-breasted hedgehog. Seems that Hemiechinus & Atelerix genera are baculum-less.
     
  4. Another question, is there any sexual dimorphism in their pelvises or other skeleton parts? I have 2 badly necropsied unsexed hedgehogs (longeared & white breasted), so if there were penises they probablly ended up removed together with innards. They're being cleaned currently.
     
  5. Hmm. I've found conflicting info on the internet. But the majority of sources say they do. Or maybe I could ask my hedgehog:
     

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  6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0264.2007.00793.x/abstract
     
  7. Kendall

    Kendall Active Member

    I have never read any scientific literature that describes them for hedgehogs.
     
  8. I don't know for baculum nor if they have a sexual dimorphism (I guess yes) in early stages. But if the female is old enough and already had babies you should see a resorption of pubic bones.
    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,342424.msg2351251.html#msg2351251
    See my old female european hedgehog pelvis and what Kendall said.