Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Natal Coat

Newborn’s pelage that is different from the adult pelage; for example, infant colobus monkeys are born with a white coat, in contrast to the black-and-white pelage of the adults. It has been hypothesized that this difference advertises the infant as an individual that needs assistance.

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