Cognition and the evolution of camouflage.

  title={Cognition and the evolution of camouflage.},
  author={John Skelhorn and Candy Rowe},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={283 1825},
Camouflage is one of the most widespread forms of anti-predator defence and prevents prey individuals from being detected or correctly recognized by would-be predators. Over the past decade, there has been a resurgence of interest in both the evolution of prey camouflage patterns, and in understanding animal cognition in a more ecological context. However, these fields rarely collide, and the role of cognition in the evolution of camouflage is poorly understood. Here, we review what we… CONTINUE READING
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