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Fingerprinting carnivores

The fisher (North American Marten, of the weasel family) is the only carnivore known to have unique finger prints. Researchers have teamed up with New York State Department of Criminal Justice to start tracking fisher prints. Other animals known to have unique prints include the primates and the koala. This study hints that porcupines and American opossums may do too.

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Photo of Fisher (North American marten) (Martes pennanti) from Wikipedia.

Fisher - North American Marten - Martes pennanti

Posted by: admin on 22nd May 2007 11:54 PM
Updated by: admin on 22nd May 2007 11:54 PM
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