Morphology of the Dorsal Lingual Papillae in the Bush Dog (Speothos venaticus)

Shoichi EMURA, Akira TAMADA, Daisuke HAYAKAWA, Huayue CHEN, Shizuko SHOUMURA
2000 Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica  
The dorsal lingual surface of a bush dog (Speothos venaticus) was examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The tongue was about 7 cm in length. Filiform, fungiform and vallate papillae were found. The filiform papillae were distributed over the entire dorsal surface-of the tongue. Each filiform papillae on the apical surface of the tongue had several conical processes, in the midportion were larger than those on the apex in size. In the region of the vallate
doi:10.2535/ofaj1936.77.5_137 pmid:11218710 fatcat:qbberdweirccxebtaiyxsbofv4