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  • n. Any animal that is not a primate


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  • They are marsupials and one of the few nonprimate species with unique fingerprints, just like humans.


  • Among primate and nonprimate species, the degree of polygyny highly correlates with the degree to which males of a species are larger than females.

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  • If some of our reads were human DNA, then these reads should align with nearly 100% identity to human, and at most, 5% of these could be expected to align at 90% identity or higher to any nonprimate mammalian genome (only about 5 to 6% of the genome appears to be under negative selection (23), and our 90% threshold is far above the neutral level).

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  • Zoo Doo: It's time for the spring Zoo Doo lottery, courtesy of Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, which sells its popular Zoo Doo compost made from the feces of 26 nonprimate herbivores at the zoo, plus its Bedspread, a composted mulch similar to Zoo Doo made with more wood chips and sawdust. Local, Sports, Business and Entertainment News

  • (It's one of the few nonprimate species to create and even modify tools.) Top Stories

  • The color vision of humans and some other primates differs from that of nonprimate mammals.

    Scientific American

  • Almost all nonprimate mammals are dichromats, with color vision based on just two kinds of visual pigments.

    Scientific American

  • Analyses of the genes for those pigments give clues to how trichromacy evolved from the color vision of nonprimate mammals, which have only two kinds of photo pigments.

    Scientific American

  • There are parts of at least 35 other individuals in the collection, in addition to thousands of specimens of plants, invertebrates, fish and assorted nonprimate mammals from the same location.

    American Scientist Online


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