Proposed by Sissy Vovou
Scientists have discovered that female snakes have claws. Megan Folwell, an evolutionary biologist from the University of Adelaide in Australia, has managed to find and describe for the first time in scientific chronicles the clavicle of a female snake.
Apart from birds, cloves have all vertebrae, even lizards. However, nothing relevant has been proven for snakes, as until now, studies have been done only on male snakes, which have a type of penus with two “teeth” called a hemisphere, which lies just below the base of the snake’s tail and sychh to remain hidden inside the body until at the time of the mating.
A lot of ink has been shed by scientists over the past 200 years on descriptions of different species of hemipenas, but Folwell and the team are the first to describe the structure of the decomposing “hemiclerid” they identified near tail 9 different of snake species, making incisions and with the help of rectal tomography.
“In female snakes, the nerve structure was really fascinating. The web of the snake semiclitoris is quite sensitive, although, in some cases, the organ was quite large,” the study’s lead said.
Since there was no evidence so far for the existence of clutoride in female snakes, several scientists had questioned its existence.
The lack of research into female anatomy in the animal kingdom is, however, a worrying scientific trend. Even in humans, surprisingly little is known about cloride.
The full structure of the organ, which includes not only the small moss on the upper lips, but two large internal tunnel bodies full of nerve endings, was discovered only in the mid-1840s. Since then, the scientific community has been somewhat indifferent to this female organ, until 2005, when Australian urologist Ellen O’Connell proved that depictions of clavicle in scientific syllabus were riddled with inaccuracies. Just a few weeks ago scientists counted nerve fibers in a woman’s clavicle for the first time and found 10,000, a number far higher than we knew.