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Birds, bugs, fish and more come in every color of the rainbow, meanwhile mammals seem to offer more generic pallets, and dinosaurs might be to blame.

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Sources:

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712437/
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1636084/ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225366953_Studying_Primate_Color_Towards_Visual_System-dependent_Methods
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http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/7I.html
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