What animals can lose their tails?

  • Autotomy
  • Lizards
  • Salamanders
  • Birds
  • Mammals

Many animals can lose their tails, including lizards, salamanders, and some species of birds and mammals. This is called autotomy and is a defense mechanism against predators.

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