Sensory receptors in monotremes.

@article{Proske1998SensoryRI,
  title={Sensory receptors in monotremes.},
  author={Uwe Proske and John E Gregory and Ainsley Iggo},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={353 1372},
  pages={1187-98}
}
This is a summary of the current knowledge of sensory receptors in skin of the bill of the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, and the snout of the echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus. Brief mention is also made of the third living member of the monotremes, the long-nosed echidna, Zaglossus bruijnii. The monotremes are the only group of mammals known to have evolved electroreception. The structures in the skin responsible for the electric sense have been identified as sensory mucous glands with an… CONTINUE READING

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