Date of Award

Spring 5-4-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Andrea L. Baden

Second Advisor

Dr. James Gordon

Academic Program Adviser

Diana Reiss


Ruffed lemur (Varecia spp.) color vision research was conducted using a multidisciplinary approach: psychophysics, genetic analysis, technology, and animal training. The behavioral manifestation of Varecia spp. trichromacy was shown using a touchscreen apparatus (SMARTA). Trichromats performed better than dichromats when discriminating red from green (G2 = 78.10, p < 0.001).



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