EVOLUTION AND FUNCTION OF ROUTINE TRICHROMATIC VISION IN PRIMATES

@inproceedings{Lucas2003EVOLUTIONAF,
  title={EVOLUTION AND FUNCTION OF ROUTINE TRICHROMATIC VISION IN PRIMATES},
  author={P. Lucas and N. Dominy and P. Riba-Hern{\'a}ndez and K. Stoner and N. Yamashita and Esteban Lor{\'I}a-Calder{\'o}n and Wanda Petersen-Pereira and Yahaira Rojas-Dur{\'a}n and Ruth Salas-Pena and S. Solis-Madrigal and D. Os{\'o}rio and B. Darvell},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2003}
}
  • P. Lucas, N. Dominy, +9 authors B. Darvell
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    Evolution; international…
    2003
  • Medicine
  • Abstract Evolution of the red-green visual subsystem in trichromatic primates has been linked to foraging advantages, namely the detection of either ripe fruits or young leaves amid mature foliage. We tested competing hypotheses globally for eight primate taxa: five with routine trichromatic vision, three without. Routinely trichromatic species ingested leaves that were “red shifted” compared to background foliage more frequently than species lacking this trait. Observed choices were not the… CONTINUE READING
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