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Re: Croc & Tyrannosaur tongues?





From: Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
Reply-To: dannj@alphalink.com.au
To: DML <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Subject: Re: Tyrannosaur tongues?
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 07:46:22 +1100

Eric Allen wrote:
>
> Wow teach me for not watching Croc Hunter enough...  I
> didn't know about the croc's specialized tongue
> capabilities!  That's pretty  nifty.
>

Esturine (salt-water) crocs also have salt-secreting glands on their
tongues, thus using them for yet another purpose.

it may just be a matter of "making do with what nature leaves them"....but I'm afraid to ask: _why_ is their glands on their tongues?