ANIMAL VISUAL SYSTEMS AND THE EVOLUTION OF COLOR PATTERNS: SENSORY PROCESSING ILLUMINATES SIGNAL EVOLUTION

@article{Endler2005ANIMALVS,
  title={ANIMAL VISUAL SYSTEMS AND THE EVOLUTION OF COLOR PATTERNS: SENSORY PROCESSING ILLUMINATES SIGNAL EVOLUTION},
  author={J. Endler and D. Westcott and J. Madden and T. Robson},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={59}
}
  • J. Endler, D. Westcott, +1 author T. Robson
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
  • Abstract Animal color pattern phenotypes evolve rapidly. What influences their evolution? Because color patterns are used in communication, selection for signal efficacy, relative to the intended receiver's visual system, may explain and predict the direction of evolution. We investigated this in bowerbirds, whose color patterns consist of plumage, bower structure, and ornaments and whose visual displays are presented under predictable visual conditions. We used data on avian vision… CONTINUE READING
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