Melanistic Tundra Voles, Microtus oeconomus, from Central Yukon

Thomas S. Jung, David W. Nagorsen, Lea A. Randall
2009 Canadian field-naturalist  
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.
doi:10.22621/cfn.v123i2.698 fatcat:kusxwatndfbcdcp47kmbsaqkna