First record of a melanistic golden jackal (Canis aureus, Canidae) from Turkey

@article{Ambarl2012FirstRO,
  title={First record of a melanistic golden jackal (Canis aureus, Canidae) from Turkey},
  author={H. Ambarlı and C. Bilgin},
  journal={Mammalia},
  year={2012},
  volume={77},
  pages={219 - 222}
}
Abstract The golden jackal is a locally common mammal species widely distributed along the Black Sea and other coastal regions of Turkey. Between February 2009 and April 2010, we conducted a camera trap study in Artvin, northeastern Turkey that revealed the presence of ten medium or large mammal species. We report here the first ever photographic evidence of a melanistic golden jackal, along with its normal-colored probable mate. Dark fur color in wolves has been shown to be historically… Expand

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