How does the toad flip its tongue? Test of two hypotheses.

Abstract

Two conflicting hypotheses purport to explain the mechanism generating the lingual flip in frogs. The first suggests that the intrinsic tongue muscles are stiffened, rotate over the symphysis and catapult the soft tissues; the second suggests that the hyoid suddenly moves forward and transfers its momentum to propel the tongue. High-speed cinematography and… (More)

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@article{Gans1982HowDT, title={How does the toad flip its tongue? Test of two hypotheses.}, author={Chaim Gans and Gerard C Gorniak}, journal={Science}, year={1982}, volume={216 4552}, pages={1335-7} }