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Re: Marsupials see colors
> The apparent ability to see in the UV spectrum is
> interesting... Any thoughts as to what advantage
> might serve?
Male Galapagos land iguanas (_Conolophus_) secrete a
waxy substance that is, apparently, highly reflective
in UV. They use it in much the same way that dogs use
So, as usual, sex can be thrown in as a reason.
"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types
than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer
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