Melanistic Tundra Voles, Microtus oeconomus, from Central Yukon

Thomas S. Jung, David W. Nagorsen, Lea A. Randall


Colour aberrations are not commonly observed in voles (e.g., Microtus and Myodes); thus, individual observations are of interest. We report two observations of melanism in Tundra Voles, Microtus oeconomus, collected from central Yukon. These are the second and third records of melanistic Tundra Voles, and the first reports from non-insular populations.


Tundra Vole; Microtus oeconomus; colour aberrations; melanism; Yukon

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