EVOLUTION

Feline Melanism: Adaptive and Evolutionary Significance

Melanism (dark coat coloration) is a common polymorphism observed in many animals. This remarkable feature has been described in as many as 13 out of 37 felid species (Schneider et al, 2015). It is still widely speculated exactly why feline melanism evolved in the first place and what kind of adaptive and evolutionary significance it has for our favorite furriends.

2019-03-05T13:31:20+00:00EVOLUTION, GENETICS, SCIENCE|