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Tapetum Lucidum

........Aún cuando no puede ver en la oscuridad absoluta, posee detrás de su retina un tejido reflectante llamado "tapetum lucidum" que le permite distinguir lo que lo rodea, cuando la luz es tan reducida que impide la visión para el hombre y a otros animales menos dotados en este aspecto que los felinos.

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Siamese cat, relaxing.

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from CollegeHumor

Oh Good, The Cat is Fully Charged

Oh Good, The Cat is Fully Charged.

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Ojos de gato! Los ojos de gato, como los de los perros y muchos otros animales tienen una capa llamada "tapetum lucidum". Una capa reflectante detrá...

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Listen there, little bird, just because my eyes are crossed doesn't mean I'm not a mean pouncer!

Aardwolf at night, light reflecting from the tapetum lucidum.

The eyes of some animals appear to shine in the dark. This is due to the tapetum lucidum, a layer of material that helps animals see in the dark—like cats, who can see six to eight times better than humans in dim lighting: https://curiosity.com/video/why-do-some-animals-eyes-shine-in-the-dark-brain-stuff/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=112414shinyeyespin

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from The Telegraph

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Red Eye by Larry Lynch: Like cats, an alligator has a tapetum lucidum at the back of each eye - a structure that reflects light back into the photoreceptor cells to make the most of low light. The colour of eyeshine differs from species to species. In alligators, it glows red - one good way to locate alligators on a dark night. The greater the distance between its eyes, the longer the reptile, in this case, very long.via telegraph.co.uk #Alligator #Vision #Larry_Lynch #telegraph_co_uk

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