Light and scanning electron microscopic study of the structure of the ostrich (Strutio camelus) tongue.

@article{Jackowiak2008LightAS,
  title={Light and scanning electron microscopic study of the structure of the ostrich (Strutio camelus) tongue.},
  author={Hanna Jackowiak and Magdalena Ludwig},
  journal={Zoological science},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={188-94}
}
The ostrich's tongue is situated in the posterior part of the oropharyngeal cavity and its length is only about a quarter of the beak cavity. The triangular shortened tongue has retained the usual division into the apex, the body and the root. There are no conical papillae between the body and the root of the tongue, and the presence of the flat fold with lateral processes sliding over the tongue root in the posterior part of the lingual body is a unique morphological feature. All lingual… CONTINUE READING