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Title: Intraspecific eye color variability in birds and mammals: a recent evolutionary event exclusive to humans and domestic animals.
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Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Front. Zool..2017;(14):53
Abstract: Human populations and breeds of domestic animals are composed of individuals with a multiplicity of eye (= iris) colorations. Some wild birds and mammals may have intraspecific eye color variability, but this variation seems to be due to the developmental stage of the individual, its breeding status, and/or sexual dimorphism. In other words, eye colour tends to be a species-specific trait in wild animals, and the exceptions are species in which individuals of the same age group or gender all develop the same eye colour. Domestic animals, by definition, include bird and mammal species artificially selected by humans in the last few thousand years. Humans themselves may have acquired a diverse palette of eye colors, likewise in recent evolutionary time, in the Mesolithic or in the Upper Paleolithic.
PMID: 29225658
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12530/42415
Rights: openAccess
ISSN: 1742-9994
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