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Did Primate Trichromacy Evolve for Frugivory or Folivory?

P Sumner and J. D Mollon

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Two hypotheses have been proposed to explain the selective advantage of primate trichromacy. According to the frugivory hypothesis, the advantage lay in finding fruit amongst foliage. In contrast, ... More


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