Ultraviolet vision in vertebrates

  title={Ultraviolet vision in vertebrates},
  author={Gerald H. Jacobs},
  journal={Integrative and Comparative Biology},
  • G. H. Jacobs
  • Published 1 August 1992
  • Biology
  • Integrative and Comparative Biology
Recent years have seen an upsurge of interest in the study of ultraviolet vision in vertebrates. The presence of retinal photopigments that allow for ultraviolet vision appear to be relatively common among birds and fishes, and there is evidence that such pigments are to be found in some species from each of the following classes: amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Following a review of the distribution and nature of ultraviolet vision in vertebrates the issue of the utility of this capacity is… 

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