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Zoology or Animal Biology
Do dogs have a uvulas?
December 23, 2010 7:53PM
No, most animals do not have uvulas. However, according to Janice Koler-Matznick, of the New Guinea Singing Dog Conservation Society, "...only humans and some apes have uvulas. The New Guinea singing dog, a wild dingo relative, is the only canid known to have a (rudimentary) uvula, on the terminal edge of a very long soft palate."
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Which animals have a uvula?
According to Bob Hirshon for AAAS www.scienceupdate.com Otolaryngologist Yehuda Finkelstein performed a study in nine types of animals, including sheep, baboons, and chimps and of all the animals studied he found that only a few baboons have underdeveloped uvulas. Dogs do not have uvulas, and so we can conclude that only the human has the uvula.