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Thank God the usual perverts haven't added extra images to this page. --2602:306:BDA3:A8F0:A1E7:CB1B:4BB5:B617 (talk) 16:14, 28 March 2016 (UTC)


I propose that Human anus be merged into Anus. Human anus seems entirely superfluous. Henry O'Halloran (talk) 01:30, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Oppose merge

  1. oppose 2 of us split them because Anus covers all zoology incl important of animal evolution, while Human anus is medical - WP needs both, and both there's to much for just 1 article when both are developed. --Philcha (talk) 20:57, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
    I agree as along as all anatomical terms are treated the same way. Since I write under WP:MAMMAL and WP:PRIMATE, I frequently link to articles about anatomical parts, only to find that the articles are anthropocentric and/or medical in nature. In other words, I also oppose if this is done in a more sweeping fashion. – VisionHolder « talk » 02:52, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
  2. oppose. In fact, I would suggest that the penis article should be split along similar lines. -- Ec5618 (talk) 13:05, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
  3. oppose having two articles allows a clear separation of human and animal stuff. The animal-related stuff, like the cloaca stuff, would be totally buried and lost between all the human-related stuff. --Enric Naval (talk) 16:53, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
  4. Oppose - The two topics are distinct. Anus article should discuss the organ in general, as it is found in various different animal species, whereas Human anus article should discuss the organ as it is in humans in particular. Though I am not a biology expert, I think the Anus article can be expanded.--Sarthak Sharma (talk) 20:29, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
  5. Oppose - merging would result in undue weight paid to the human manifestation of the metazoan organBrxBrx(talk)(please reply with { {re|BrxBrx}}) 05:22, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Support merge

  1. support Some of the discussion on Human anus would helpfully add to anus. I really don't see that there's too much for just 1 article. Neiladri (talk) 15:17, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  2. support Looking at both articles, I saw that actually most of the information in anus needs to be merged into Human anus! Aytimothy (talk) 4:56PM, 9 August 2010 (AEST)Insert non-formatted text here —Preceding undated comment added 07:04, 9 August 2010 (UTC).


  • we need citations for verification if human anus is a superior anus if we dont want to merge :p — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

human anus[edit]

I don't mind if the human anus article is merged or not but think it is seriously lacking in embryology, anatomy (arterial & venous supply), comment on pectinate line & epithelial change during its course. Telling people to wash it with gentle soap seams, well, slightly further down my list of priorities for this article.

Dr Hamish Graham MBCHB BSC (talk) 16:37, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Actually I suggest this is merged with anal canal, that has far more information than is found here. (talk) 16:42, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

I don't think Human anus will be merged with Anus - 2 of us made it clear that Human anus is about medicine while Anus is about zoology and evolution. --Philcha (talk) 18:22, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Akzeac, 18 January 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Misspelling of formation ("foramtion") in the graph to the right. Akzeac (talk) 02:58, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Done. Thanks! --Nlu (talk) 03:48, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Female placental mammals have completely separate orifices for defecation, urination, and reproduction;[edit]

This is incorrect, eg, female horses urinate and reproduce with the same orifice. The bladder empties through the vagina, same as with many other animals. Line 8 the Pink (talk) 03:54, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

I guess I get what you mean. From what I could read on comparative anatomy, female horses do have an external urethral orifice that communicates with the vagina (or an equivalent of the vulval vestibule). However, I'm inclined to think that the sentence you quoted was to distinguish placentals from marsupials and monotremes, whose reproductive systems are completely different. I guess pinging WP:ANAN wouldn't be a bad idea here so they can have a look at the article. --Tilifa Ocaufa (talk) 09:33, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Re: Check your facts[edit]

I bet you are incorrect. Check the facts of the science books or images on the internet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Line 8 the Pink (talkcontribs) 00:18, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Human anus[edit]

No reason to have separate articles, the parent article is very short and the information can be readily merged. Tom (LT) (talk) 04:35, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Oppose merging would result in undue weight paid to the human manifestation of the metazoan anus. BrxBrx(talk)(please reply with { {re|BrxBrx}}) 05:21, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

"Anal explosion" redirect page[edit]

Why does this redirect page exist, and why does it point to this article? Jarble (talk) 02:07, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Page so short[edit]

The older revisions are much longer than the current. Could you add this as stub?, or ¿copy the older revisions into current? (talk) 21:51, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi, IP. Are you looking for the Human anus article? As seen above, there is a suggestion to merge that article with this one. It used to be a part of this article, but was split so that the article wouldn't focus so much on humans. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 01:21, 30 August 2016 (UTC)