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Binocular Depth Perception in the Meerkat (Suricata Suricatta)
Vision Research (1983)
  • G. Moran, University of Western Ontario
  • B. Timney, University of Western Ontario
  • L. Sorensen, University of Western Ontario
  • B. Desrochers, University of Western Ontario

Although it has been widely assumed that mammals with frontally placed eyes have stereoscopic vision, there is actually a paucity of supporting evidence. We have measured monocular and binocular depth perception in the meerkat (Suricata suricatta), obtaining strong evidence for the presence of stereopsis. The data provide additional evidence for the generality of stereoscopic vision across many different species.

  • Meerkat Visual Acuity Stereopsis
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Published in: Vision Research, Volume 23, Issue 10, 1983, Pages 965-967, 969. doi: 10.1016/0042-6989(83)90006-8
Citation Information
G. Moran, B. Timney, L. Sorensen and B. Desrochers. "Binocular Depth Perception in the Meerkat (Suricata Suricatta)" Vision Research Vol. 23 Iss. 10 (1983)
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