Bats. Clitorides. Do they have?
April 25, 2005 12:51 PM   Subscribe

Do bats have clitorides?
posted by Pretty_Generic to Pets & Animals (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think that if the male of a species has a penis then the female almost certainly possesses a clitoris.
posted by euphorb at 12:55 PM on April 25, 2005


Well there are various non-mammalian penes, but I don't think there are non-mammalian clitorides.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 1:01 PM on April 25, 2005


I think that if the male of a species has a penis then the female almost certainly possesses a clitoris.

In lower animals with cloacae, this isn't the case. But definitely most mammals (maybe not montremes) should have them. But I have never seen one. To add to the question, if I may:

where is my cat's clit?
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:08 PM on April 25, 2005


I think they do. See for example, this abstract. An os clitoridis is a bone in the clitoris in some mammals.

Great paper name I found during this search: An os clitoridis in a bitch.
posted by grouse at 1:13 PM on April 25, 2005


grouse always delivers.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 1:18 PM on April 25, 2005


OK, PG, why on earth would you want to know such a thing?
posted by grouse at 4:14 PM on April 25, 2005


Are we going to hear about some big-headed German bat whore, PG?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:22 PM on April 25, 2005 [1 favorite]


Thank you Pretty Generic I've always wondered about this too. Not so much for the bat's sake, but just out of curiosity.
posted by moift at 6:22 PM on April 25, 2005


I join the demand for Pretty Generic to explain the sudden decision that it was time to sort out the bat clitoris question for once and for all. There's got to be an amusing story behind that.
posted by nanojath at 8:40 PM on April 25, 2005


where is my cat's clit?

good god, mayor curley, why would you want that info?
posted by LilBucner at 8:45 PM on April 25, 2005


MetaFilter: time to sort out the bat clitoris question for once and for all.
posted by OneOliveShort at 9:49 PM on April 25, 2005


I think LilBucner has never owned a female cat in heat, else he'd not ask that question. It's pitiful!
posted by Goofyy at 10:37 PM on April 25, 2005


This is truly best of the web. And Pretty_Generic, mate we want to know why you do.
posted by keijo at 11:34 PM on April 25, 2005


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