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Old Dec 31 2008, 03:53 AM   #11
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Default Re: Forked tongues on firelizards?

Originally Posted by evdelft View Post
As far as I'm concerned, dragons don't need speech , but in case of a dragonet it could be useful. Anyway, if - as DD indicates - a dragonet (and therewith a dragon) had a forked tongue, what's the problem with it? I can't imagine whatever the problem could be, though I've read about 9 of the books by now.

For as far as my knowlegde of snakes (i.e. forked tongues) is, it doesn't hamper the way it eats nor does it have any other way it could affect it's way of living.

By the way, is there a thread about the facetted eyes? I kinda like this 'scientific' discussions.
Actually one of the other threads had mentioned that the forked tongue was for olfactory processes, smell and taste. but sensory input would use too much of brain for skull size and level of intelligence. I'm not sure which thread had it though.
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