So a couple of days ago I was, as usual, on random websites and, for some reason, ended up in the Naruto Wikia on the Bijuu page. I scanned through the page, not really reading anything on there, as I scrolled down. I ended up at the trivia part of the page, which made me start reading. One particular part got my attention, which said:
While most of the tailed beasts have conventional tails, Chōmei and Gyūki differ; Chōmei has one regular tail and six wings that make up its seven tails, while Gyūki has eight cephalopod limbs that serve as tails.
So we know that Chōmei has one tail and six wings and Gyūki has eight cephalopod limbs that, I guess, count as tails, for some reason. So if Chōmei and Gyūki don't really have all 7 or 8 conventional tails (as in not all are actually tails) why do they call them "Tailed Beasts"? Or do people just confuse the wings and cephalopod limbs for tails? Or are people just, normally, counting the others, which have all tails, and then mistake the wings and cephalopod limbs for tails?