As adjectives the difference between lingulate and ligulate
is that lingulate
is in the shape of a tongue while ligulate
is shaped like a strap or long tongue.
In the shape of a tongue
*2002 , David J. Bottjer,
Exceptional Fossil Preservation: A Unique View on the Evolution of Marine Life , ISBN 0231102542, p. 53.
*:The infaunal benthic community was dominated by a number of suspension- or deposit-feeding forms, such as lingulate brachiopods, as well as some primary consumers, such as the priapulid worm Maotianshania'' and the worm-like ''Facivermis .
Shaped like a strap or long tongue
Having a ligule