Psychology Publications

Title

Binocular Depth Perception in the Meerkat (Suricata Suricatta)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1983

Journal

Vision Research

Volume

23

Issue

10

First Page

965

Last Page

969

Abstract

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.

Notes

Published in: Vision Research, Volume 23, Issue 10, 1983, Pages 965-967, 969. doi: 10.1016/0042-6989(83)90006-8