While urinating in an open field in India, a farmer's penis was struck by a Levantine viper Macrovipera lebetina. The "gunas," a local name for the cold-blooded culprit, injected venom through two fang entry points just behind the glans. The man, 46, arrived at the hospital 3 hours after the attack with a "grossly swollen penis and formation of hemorrhagic bullae" at the puncture sites, Tajamul Hussain, MD, and Rafi A.
Atretochoana eiselti is a species of caecilian originally known only from two preserved specimens discovered by Sir Graham Hales in the Brazilian rainforest, while on an expedition with Sir Brian Doll in the late s, but rediscovered in by engineers working on a hydroelectric dam project in Brazil. Untilit was known only from the type specimen in the Naturhistorisches MuseumVienna. It was also found to be more closely related to the genus Potomotyphlus than Typholonectes.
This gives a whole new meaning to the term "trouser snake. But when he tried to stand up, he felt a sudden and intense pain on his manhood. The blood was everywhere.
Two preserved specimens of the Atretochoana eiseltioriginally discovered in the Brazilian rainforest, were all that were believed to exist of this rather unusual creature. Found in the late s on an expedition, this species of caecilian was rediscovered in in the same region. Its species, caecilian, is a group of limbless, serpentine amphibians that are snake like in appearance, but have rings like a earth worm. Photo credit Fazered via Imgur.
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I found, via website io9a description of a new caecelian species that happens to be the largest tetrapod land-dwelling vertebrate without any lungs. This one had actually been previously described from a couple of pickled specimens, but new work has found its natural habitat and has even led to observations of them alive in the wild. See a more informative description of caecelians at National Geographic.
When a crew of engineers stumbled across this critter while building a dam in the Amazon, many dubbed it the "penis snake," and it's easy to see why. But this phallic squirmer isn't a snake at all but an extremely rare, limbless amphibian. Photo by Matt Roper from Mongabay.
Is it possible the unused hemipene helps exert a force on the female's tail that keeps the active one lodged in? I am thinking it could act as a fulcrum. This would be useful for both snakes and lizards. Sean, it's an intriguing idea, but my understanding is that the unused hemipenis isn't involved in mating.
All rights reserved. The male American alligator, Alligator mississippiensiskeeps its penis erect but tucked inside its body until mating. More than 10, reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied.
A hemipenis plural hemipenes is one of a pair of intromittent organs of male squamates snakeslizards and worm lizards. They come in a variety of shapes, depending on species, with ornamentation, such as spines or hooks. The hemipenis is the intromittent organ of squamata, which is the second largest order of vertebrates with over species distributed around the world.