Foregut fermentation

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Foregut fermentation is a form of digestion that occurs in the foregut of some animals. It has evolved independently in several groups of mammals, and also in the hoatzin bird. All ruminants use foregut fermentation, whereas only some rodents and marsupials do. It has also evolved in colobine monkeys and in sloths.[1]


  1. ^ "Foregut fermentation in mammals". Map of Life. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2010-11-11.