Prodromus of the comparative serology of Marsupialia

The ultrastructure of the olfactory apparatus of three newborn marsupial species, the northern native cat, the brushtail possum, and the northern brown bandicoot, were examined. Receptor cells with cilia were observed. The presence of touch receptors around the mouth region and of sensory cells within the olfactory epithelium would suggest that touch and smell are two of the senses allowing the newborn marsupial to reach the pouch.

Author Kirsch, J.A.W.
Year 1968
Secondary title Nature
Volume 217
Pages 142-153