What is a bifurcated tongue?
Many reptiles, such as snakes and lizards, have a bifurcated tongue.
A bifurcated tongue is a forked tongue. A bifurcated tongue is split into two parts at the tip of the tongue. Birfucation means two-pronged, or divided into two parts.
The Guyana Caiman Lizard (photographed) has a bifurcated tongue. It uses its tongue to smell the air and detect prey for food.
Location of photographs: Parc Zoologique de Paris in Bois de Vincennes, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM