Dichromatic colour vision in an Australian marsupial, the tammar wallaby

@article{Hemmi1999DichromaticCV,
  title={Dichromatic colour vision in an Australian marsupial, the tammar wallaby},
  author={Jan M. Hemmi},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1999},
  volume={185},
  pages={509-515}
}
  • J. Hemmi
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
Abstract Despite earlier assertions that most mammals are colour blind, colour vision has in recent years been demonstrated in a variety of eutherian mammals from a wide range of different orders. This paper presents the first behavioural evidence from colour discrimination experiments, that an Australian marsupial, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), has dichromatic colour vision. In addition, the experiments show that the wallabies readily learn the relationship between the presented… Expand
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