Ecology and evolution of primate colour vision

@article{Vorobyev2004EcologyAE,
  title={Ecology and evolution of primate colour vision},
  author={Misha Vorobyev},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Optometry},
  year={2004},
  volume={87}
}
  • M. Vorobyev
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Biology
  • Clinical and Experimental Optometry
More than one hundred years ago, Grant Allen suggested that colour vision in primates, birds and insects evolved as an adaptation for foraging on colourful advertisements of plants‐fruits and flowers. Recent studies have shown that well developed colour vision appeared long before fruits and flowers evolved. Thus, colour vision is generally beneficial for many animals, not only for those eating colourful food. Primates are the only placental mammals that have trichromatic colour vision. This… 
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