The mechanism of suckling in two species of infant mammal: miniature pigs and long-tailed macaques.

@article{German1992TheMO,
  title={The mechanism of suckling in two species of infant mammal: miniature pigs and long-tailed macaques.},
  author={Rebecca Z German and Alfred Walter Crompton and L C Levitch and Allan J. Thexton},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  year={1992},
  volume={261 3},
  pages={
          322-30
        }
}
Suckling is the form of feeding unique to infant mammals. The mechanism used by infant mammals to withdraw liquid from the nipple is the subject of considerable debate. Suckling has been examined in two species of infant mammals: miniature pigs and long-tailed macaques. In both species radio-opaque markers were inserted into the tongue and jaws; the movements of the jaw and tongue (and also of specific regions within the tongue) plus the movement of milk containing barium were studied by high… CONTINUE READING
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