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Rudimentary

rudimentary

poorly developed and not functional.

Compare: vestigial, obsolete. Pertaining to the early stages of development.


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Atavism

... and at the time of writing they point out that there is “at least one known example of a primate tail that lacks vertebrae, as found in the rudimentary two-inch-long tail of Macaca sylvanus (the 'Barbary ape')”. Rhesus macaque Unfortunately, we could not find any other evolutionists who ...

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by Sumanth001
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:40 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Atavism
Replies: 4
Views: 2694

On the number of limbs.

Because it's not so easy to gain or lose limbs. Even aquatic mammals which seem to have no limbs, have still rudimentary legs. In other words, it is easier to change something than to gain or lose it.

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by JackBean
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: On the number of limbs.
Replies: 7
Views: 3835

Evolution of the Face and Head

Hello! I am involved in academia professionally, but my knowledge of evolutionary biology is pretty rudimentary. I sometimes read about animals in my spare time, particularly arthropods, which have interested me since I was young. Anyhow, I was looking at photos of spiders ...

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by TomHarper
Sat May 05, 2012 9:07 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of the Face and Head
Replies: 4
Views: 3878

Re: Camouflage in nature

... NOW. How did the octopus manage to catch up? How does it manage to complete the process before the same natural selection tosses not yet useful rudimentary endeavor into a trashcan due to its low immediate utility or its obsolescence by the time it’s fully developed? The vast majority of species ...

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by Gavin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:44 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 12676

Camouflage in nature

... mechanisms before it developed the look and behavior it has now. If that’s true, wouldn’t the bug loose the features you see on the photo in their rudimentary stages in the process of evolutionary development due to their low immediate / stand-alone utility, before it even had a chance to reach ...

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by Nick7
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:02 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 12676
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