The naked fox: hypotrichosis in arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus)


We describe the manifestations and occurrence of hypotrichosis in arctic foxes and compare it to the Samson character in red foxes. During 1979–2005, we collected carcasses of both normal and hypotrichotic arctic foxes from foxhunters in Iceland for macroscopic and microscopic examination and study of demography. We obtained live pups for breeding and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00300-007-0264-4


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@article{Hersteinsson2007TheNF, title={The naked fox: hypotrichosis in arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus)}, author={P{\'a}ll Hersteinsson and Gudmundur Georgsson and Stef{\'a}n Adalsteinsson and Eggert Gunnarsson}, journal={Polar Biology}, year={2007}, volume={30}, pages={1047-1058} }