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==Tentacles in terrestrial vertebrates==
==Tentacles in terrestrial vertebrates==
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The [[Tongue]] of terrestrial [[vertebrates]] functions very much like a tendril or a short tentacle, helping to manipulate, as well as taste food as it enters the mouth.  Some vertebrates, like [[Giraffe]]s, have prehensile tongues, allowing them to pull food into the mouth, also [[Anura|frogs]] and [[Chamaeleonidae#tongues|Chameleon]]s have extremely long, elastic tongues (often longer than their own bodies) that can catch prey.  If we, humans, weren't land vertebrates with tongues perhaps we would see that the tongue is a type of tentacle.
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The [[Tongue]] of terrestrial [[vertebrates]] functions very much like a tendril or a short tentacle, helping to manipulate, as well as taste food as it enters the mouth.  Some vertebrates, like [[Giraffe]]s, have prehensile tongues, allowing them to pull food into the mouth, also [[Anura|frogs]] and [[Chamaeleonidae#tongues|Chameleon]]s have extremely long, elastic tongues (often longer than their own bodies) that can catch prey.  If we, [[human]]s, weren't land vertebrates with tongues perhaps we would see that the tongue is a type of tentacle.
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===References===
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*[http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F10984413_13]
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*[http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-11/12/cat-tongue-octopus-tentacle-video]
==Tentacles in amphibians==
==Tentacles in amphibians==

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