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- Louis, Edward E., Jr, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 2019 v.73 no.2 pp. 22
- Eulemur; alleles; ancestry; color; color vision; diet; foods; foraging; genetic drift; genetic variation; habitats; mammals; models; natural selection; opsin; rain forests; reflectance spectroscopy
- ... Vertebrate color vision is an ideal system for studying the gains and losses of genetic variation across lineages and impacts on behavior. Among placental mammals, trichromatic vision is unique to primates and is argued to be adaptive for foraging on reddish food. However, trichromacy is variably present in lemurs, including species within the cathemeral genus Eulemur, due to inter- and intra-spec ...