The Evolution of Amphibian Photoreception
journal contributionposted on 2021-04-20, 01:11 authored by SM Mohun, Wayne Davies
© 2019 Mohun and Davies. There have been a growing number of studies into the visual evolution of vertebrates. However, there remain few detailed integrative studies on the visual system of amphibians using morphological, molecular and physiological methods outside of a few model species. There are many examples of amphibian species that are closely related phylogenetically, but occupy vastly different ecological niches and so provide a substantial resource for the study of adaptive evolution. This review will examine the published literature on the three living orders of amphibians, the Anurans, Caudata, and Gymnophiona.
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) via a Future Fellowship (FT110100176) and a Discovery Project grant (DP140102117) awarded to WD and a BBSRC studentship (BBS/S/K/2003/10085) to SM.
JournalFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Pagination12p. (p. 1-12)
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