Records of Melanistic American Red Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) from Nova Scotia

Howard M. Huynh, Bernard L. Burke, Donald F. McAlpine


Though melanism has been observed in several species of North American sciurids, the occurrence of this phenotype is relatively rare in American Red Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). We provide the first detailed accounts of melanistic Red Squirrels observed in Nova Scotia, Canada.


American Red Squirrel; Tamiasciurus hudsonicus; Melanism; Nova Scotia

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