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Research Article

The Evolution of the Multicoloured Face of Mandrills: Insights from the Perceptual Space of Colour Vision

  • Julien P. Renoult mail,

    jujurenoult@hotmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • H. Martin Schaefer,

    Affiliation: Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Bettina Sallé,

    Affiliation: Centre de Primatologie, Centre International de Recherches Médicales, Franceville, Gabon

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  • Marie J. E. Charpentier

    Affiliation: Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive UMR 5175, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France

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  • Published: December 21, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029117

About the Authors

Julien P. Renoult, H. Martin Schaefer
Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Bettina Sallé
Centre de Primatologie, Centre International de Recherches Médicales, Franceville, Gabon
Marie J. E. Charpentier
Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive UMR 5175, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France

Corresponding Author

Email: jujurenoult@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JPR MJEC HMS. Performed the experiments: JPR MJEC. Analyzed the data: JPR MJEC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BS. Wrote the paper: JPR HMS.