Comparative use of color vision for frugivory by sympatric species of platyrrhines.

@article{Stoner2005ComparativeUO,
  title={Comparative use of color vision for frugivory by sympatric species of platyrrhines.},
  author={Kathryn Elizabeth Stoner and Pablo Riba-Hern{\'a}ndez and Peter W Lucas},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={399-409}
}
Ateles spp. and Alouatta spp. are often sympatric, and although they are mainly frugivorous and folivorous, respectively, they consume some of the same fruit species. However, they differ in terms of color vision, which is thought to be important for fruit detection. Alouatta spp. have routine trichromatic color vision, while Ateles spp. presents the classic polymorphism of platyrrhines: heterozygous females have trichromatic color vision, and males and homozygous females have dichromatic… CONTINUE READING
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