Why aren't rabbits green?

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvaix.uvic.ca
Tue Oct 15 15:41:09 EST 1996


Here's a question this group may be able to answer:

Given the fact that rabbits are rather defenceless prey animals that
spend almost all of their life outside the warren eating against a
green background, why haven't they evolved to be green? And why has no
other similar mammal evolved green skin or fur, while many insects
have?

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Cheers,
Martin




More information about the Mol-evol mailing list