Cat tongue closeup: front view

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A closeup of a cat's tongue from straight-on as the cat licks a sheepskin rug.  Numerous barbs (spines; filiform papillae) are clearly visible across the width of the tongue.  The papillae are largest in the middle of the tongue, and get progressive smaller towards the edges of the tongue.  See the cropped version of this image for more detail on the tongue.
A closeup of a cat's tongue from straight-on as the cat licks a sheepskin rug. Numerous barbs (spines; filiform papillae) are clearly visible across the width of the tongue. The papillae are largest in the middle of the tongue, and get progressive smaller towards the edges of the tongue. See the cropped version of this image for more detail on the tongue.
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