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The nocturnal bottleneck and the evolution of activity patterns in mammals.

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In 1942, Walls described the concept of a 'nocturnal bottleneck' in placental mammals, where these species could survive only by avoiding daytime activity during times in which dinosaurs were the dominant taxon. Walls based this concept of a longer episode of nocturnality in early eutherian mammals by comparing the visual systems of reptiles, birds and all three extant taxa of the mammalian lineage, namely the monotremes, marsupials (now included in the metatherians) and placentals (included ...

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10.1098/rspb.2013.0508

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
280
Issue:
1765
Pages:
20130508
Publication date:
2013-08-01
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
Source identifiers:
411135
Language:
English
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2013-11-17

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