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Re: Feathering in coelurosaurs



At 04:00 PM 4/4/00 -0400, Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

The value of gaudy coloration would be lost on most mammals, most of which
lack color vision. Significantly, primates do have color vision to go with
their gaudy posteriors.

Not true - actually mammals have *reduced* color vision. Most mammals are what in humans would be called red-green color-blind. That is they have only two types of color-sensitive pigment instead of the three in humans, and the three or four in the reptile clade.


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