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  monitor lizard (forked tongue, nostrils and ears)

 

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Monitor lizards have a long, forked tongue, used for detecting scent, nostrils for breathing only and large holes for hearing, at the back of their head.

 

Thailand

They use their snake-like tongues to detect taste by smelling scent particles in the air. This allows them to determine which direction a scent is coming from. They can pick up scents for well over a kilometer away. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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See also WILDLIFE PICTURES (1), (2).

 

  monitor lizard (forked tongue, nostrils and ears)