Subject: Tongues in mammals

Martine Berube (martine@newt.bio.uci.edu)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 11:48:57 -0700

Question: Do all mammals have tongues?

Answer: From what I know the tongue is a muscular organ found in the mouth
of most vertebrates. Therefore, I beleive that yes, all mammals have
tongues. The tongue is a necessary muscle which helps in chewing, tasting,
and swallowing, as well as other uses such as grooming and capturing prey.

Sincerely,
Martine








Martine Berube
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University of California
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