Pankaj Kumar Thanvi1, Sanjeev Joshi1 and Sakar Palecha2
1Department of Veterinary Anatomy, 2Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and
Animal Science, Bikaner Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, India
The present study was conducted on tongues obtained from 10 cadavers of adult camels (Camelus dromedarius). Gross anatomical features were studied. The tongue of camel was muscular and spatula shaped, comprised of 3 parts- the apex, body and the root. The mean length of tongue was 41.21 ± 0.527 cm. A median groove was present on the dorsal surface of tongue. The caudo-dorsal part had convexity and formed an elliptical dorsal prominence (torus linguae), and bounded rostrally by the fossa linguae. A median fibrous ridge like structure, “lyssa” was present on the rostral third of its ventral surface. Five types of papillae were identified on the tongue of camel.
Key words: Dromedary camel, tongue