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A new study published in the journal PLoS One compared facial characteristics, gazing behaviors, and sociality of 26 different canid species (including wolves, bush dogs, and Arctic foxes). The researchers found that animals with eyes and facial features that are easier to discern are more likely to live and hunt socially. (One of the authors, S. Kohshima, ...


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It is hypothesized that the starkness of white sclera against darker colors of the pupil and iris is a unique mutation in primates that have become prevalent in human beings because it enhanced our ability to communicate with other humans and animals, including dogs, by more clearly communicating where we are looking. However, it has not yet been ...


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Preamble This is a very interesting question one which I don't immediately know an answer to. I think this overly succinct answer and the fact nobody else has answered highlights the degree to which the age old darwinian assumptions play a role in the field. Zoological POV I'm not an expert in this area so I went to a zoology lab technician and this is ...



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