Adaptive response to sociality and ecology drives the diversification of facial colour patterns in catarrhines.

@article{Santana2013AdaptiveRT,
  title={Adaptive response to sociality and ecology drives the diversification of facial colour patterns in catarrhines.},
  author={Sharlene E Santana and Jessica W. Lynch Alfaro and Andrew Noonan and Michael E. Alfaro},
  journal={Nature communications},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={2765}
}
The faces of Old World monkeys and apes (Catarrhini) exhibit every possible hue in the spectrum of mammal colours. Animal colouration experiences selection for communication, physiology and ecology; however, the relative importance of these factors in producing facial diversity in catarrhines is not known. Here we adopt a comparative approach to test… CONTINUE READING