Primates' Fur Color Not Linked to Colorful Vision as Previously Thought

The findings, titled "Primate coloration and color vision: a comparative approach," are published this week in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, suggest that red skin and/or red-orange fur may be beneficial for use in social communication even in primate species that don't have particularly good color vision.

Sep 23, 2023 - 01:57
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Primates' Fur Color Not Linked to Colorful Vision as
Previously Thought
The findings, titled "Primate coloration and color vision: a comparative approach," are published this week in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, suggest that red skin and/or red-orange fur may be beneficial for use in social communication even in primate species that don't have particularly good color vision.

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