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Paper on evolution of mammal UV vision

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#1 enricosavazzi

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 12:45

Spectral shifts of mammalian ultravioletsensitive pigments (Short wavelengthsensitive opsin 1) are associated with eye length and photic niche evolution.

https://www.research...niche_evolution

It seems that UV vision is an ancestral mammal character, and that it was repeatedly lost during evolution, when mammal body size and their eye size increased and mammals turned from mostly nocturnal to mostly diurnal.
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#2 Reed F. Curry

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 23:01

Enrico,

The full text is available for free at https://royalsociety.../rspb.2015.1817

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Best regards,
Reed
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