An eyespot is a marking to mimic the eyes. Many examples of eyespots can be found in fish, reptiles (including birds), and insects. Recently Radford 2020 has shown that artificial eyespots can reduce predations in cattle. However, apart from cats (tigers and servals), mammals, especially herbivores, rarely have this trait.

Why does mammals rarely have eyespots?


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