Complete Albinism in a Northern Red-backed Vole, Myodes rutilus, in Alaska

Jackson S. Whitman


During a study of small mammal abundance and species composition in interior Alaska, I collected a Northern Red-backed Vole (Myodes rutilus) showing complete albinism. This report documents that extremely rare occurrence, with notes on habitat and morphometrics.


Myodes rutilus; Northern Red-backed Vole; albino; Alaska

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