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Genetic evidence suggests that early mammals had good night-time vision, suggests they were nocturnal [Phys]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Our earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators that hunted by day. This conclusion, published by Stanford researchers April 21 in Scientific Reports, used genetic data to support existing fossil evidence suggesting that our distant relatives may have adapted to life in the dark.

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