Animals. And parts of animals of almost every species, are now to be met within armorial bearings.
In blazoning the teetli, or claws of Lions,Tigers, Wolves and all ravenous beasts, are called their arms ; and when of a different tincture to the body must be named, and the animals are said to be armed of such a colour. This term "Armed" also applies to the horns of Bulls, Goats, &c. The tongue of all beasts, if not mentioned is to be gules ; except the animal itself is gules, then it must be azure ; and when the tongue has to be named, the animal is said to be "langued" e.g. a Lion gu., armed and langued az. But in blazoning Deer, altho' their horns are their weapons, they are said to be " Attired," and when the hoof of the Deer, Horse, Bull, Goat, etc., is of a different tincture it is termed " Unguled." See these Terms.