Scleral pigmentation leads to conspicuous, not cryptic, eye morphology in chimpanzees

Volume: 116, Issue: 39, Pages: 19248 - 19250
Published: Sep 3, 2019
Abstract
Gaze following has been argued to be uniquely human, facilitated by our depigmented, white sclera [M. Tomasello, B. Hare, H. Lehmann, J. Call, J. Hum. Evol. 52, 314-320 (2007)]-the pale area around the colored iris-and to underpin human-specific behaviors such as language. Today, we know that great apes show diverse patterns of scleral coloration [J. A. Mayhew, J. C. Gómez, Am. J. Primatol. 77, 869-877 (2015); J. O. Perea García, T. Grenzner, G....
Paper Details
Title
Scleral pigmentation leads to conspicuous, not cryptic, eye morphology in chimpanzees
Published Date
Sep 3, 2019
Volume
116
Issue
39
Pages
19248 - 19250
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