Hantke, Georg and Kitchener, Andrew C (2015) How to sex Giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1788) cubs. International Zoo Yearbook, 49 (1). pp. 214-218. ISSN 0074-9664

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Sexing living neonate mammals may be difficult as external genitalia may be poorly developed and time may be limited for a detailed examination. Four neonate cubs of the Giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis were examined in order to determine a method to distinguish between the sexes. The distance between anal and genital openings in ♂ cubs is about eight times greater than that in ♀ cubs, providing a simple method for determining sex.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 14:10
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 14:10
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2102

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