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|Abstract:||Colouration serves many functions in animals including crypsis, aposematism, mimicry, intraspecific communication, communication between species and thermoregulation (Caro, Caswell Stoddard, & Stuard‐Fox, 2017). On occasions, abnormalities or discontinuous variations in colouration and/or patterning of an individual within a population can occur, leading to albinism (Osinga, ‘t Hart, & Vader, 2010), leucism (Reisinger, Mufanadzo, de Bruyn, & Bester, 2009) or melanism (Eizirik et al., 2003; Majerus, 1998). Melanism, a rare condition occurring when a group of pigments (pheomelanin or eumelanin) is overproduced, has been reported in a variety of mammal species.|
|Electronic Publication Date:||23-Nov-2017|
|Citation:||Caputo, Michelle, Rubenstein, Daniel I, Froneman, Pierre W, Bouveroux, Thibaut. (2018). Striping patterns may not influence social interactions and mating in zebra: Observations from melanic zebra in South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 56 (2), 428 - 431. doi:10.1111/aje.12463|
|Pages:||428 - 431|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||African Journal of Ecology|
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