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Visual pigments in a living fossil, the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

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Title
Visual pigments in a living fossil, the Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-7-200
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Authors

Helena J Bailes, Wayne L Davies, Ann EO Trezise, Shaun P Collin

Abstract

One of the greatest challenges facing the early land vertebrates was the need to effectively interpret a terrestrial environment. Interpretation was based on ocular adaptations evolved for an aquatic environment millions of years earlier. The Australian lungfish Neoceratodus forsteri is thought to be the closest living relative to the first terrestrial vertebrate, and yet nothing is known about the visual pigments present in lungfish or the early tetrapods.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 46 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 4%
Spain 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 41 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 41%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 7 15%
Professor 4 9%
Student > Master 3 7%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 1 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 63%
Neuroscience 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 4%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 January 2012.
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#451,358
of 4,681,163 outputs
Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#241
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#399,072
of 3,602,298 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#240
of 1,380 outputs
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