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Do Argonians hear through these holes?

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While waiting for a Pledge queue I was starting at my Argonian's head while listening to the Bard and started wondering, "How do Argonians hear?" There's no obvious ears on their heads, then when I zoomed in to examine the model more closely I noticed these two dark dots on the side underneath the cheek bone. They look like holes, and since they were the only holes on the head besides the nose, I figured, are those an Argonian's "ears"? Is that how they receive sounds?
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  • Turelus
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    Yeah I have no idea, but I don't think those would be hearing holes (I could be wrong), I think their actual ears are not included in the models.

    From UESP
    Although Argonians appear reptilian in nature at first glance, they also exhibit qualities of fish, amphibians, and even birds: they are able to breathe underwater through small gills behind their ears, swim using the same method as that of a tadpole or eel by moving their tail side-to-side to propel through the water, and are capable of growing feathers.
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  • Koronach
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    Yeah they seem to be excluded in the model, we have ears and the gills are behind those.
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    If I remember correctly, on Morrowind it said Argonians used to have lungs that could breath water and air.That's what I remember reading at least, now they changed it to gills that are on the neck but hidden under the scales.
  • Tucker3711
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    I have heard snakes hear through their tongue, maybe argonians do...
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    Tucker3711 wrote: »
    I have heard snakes hear through their tongue, maybe argonians do...

    Snakes can't "hear" the same way we do, since they've lost external ears like many lizards have over the course of their evolution.

    They still have some remnants of an ear structure inside their skulls, which seem to let them perceive low pitched sounds (at least, in ball pythons). However, it appears that most of a snake's ability to "hear" is through detecting vibrations along the lengths of their bodies.

    So if Argonians hear like snakes do, they'd have to lay down on the ground to do it :-)
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  • Tucker3711
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    Strychnos wrote: »
    Tucker3711 wrote: »
    I have heard snakes hear through their tongue, maybe argonians do...

    Snakes can't "hear" the same way we do, since they've lost external ears like many lizards have over the course of their evolution.

    They still have some remnants of an ear structure inside their skulls, which seem to let them perceive low pitched sounds (at least, in ball pythons). However, it appears that most of a snake's ability to "hear" is through detecting vibrations along the lengths of their bodies.

    So if Argonians hear like snakes do, they'd have to lay down on the ground to do it :-)

    @Strychnos That needs to be a thing! I kind of want to be walking along and find a argonian laying on the ground.
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