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Photosensitive and photostable pigments in the retinae of Old World monkeys.

@article{Bowmaker1991PhotosensitiveAP,
  title={Photosensitive and photostable pigments in the retinae of Old World monkeys.},
  author={James K. Bowmaker and Susan Astell and David M. Hunt and John D. Mollon},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={156},
  pages={
          1-19
        }
}
Microspectrophotometric measurements of retinal receptors are reported for eight species of Old World monkey. Although the animals vary greatly in size, colourings and habitat, they all appear to be trichromats and the peak sensitivities of their cones invariably lie near 430, 535 and 565 nm. This consistent pattern contrasts with the results reported earlier for New World monkeys and with the results reported here for Tupaia glis. The trichromacy of frugivorous catarrhine monkeys may have co… 

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