BLACK PANTHER? NO MELANIC LEOPARD

Javan Leopard (Panthera pardus melas, Cuvier 1809), melanic form Black Panther is the common name by which are called the blacks specimens (melanic variants) of some species of felines. Zoologically speaking, the term Panther is synonymous with Leopard. The genus Panthera is a taxonomic category that includes all species of…

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MIMICRY? NO, I’M IN A BAD MOOD

Yemen or Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus, Duméril and Bibron 1851) Some species of chameleons, but not all, can change the colour of their skin. The principal reason to the change of tone is not the camouflage (mimicry) but the manifestation of certain physical or physiological, or emotional states such as…

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LEUCISM O ALBINISM?

White tigers are not true “albino” (it is not albinism) and are characterized by brown or black stripes and blue eyes  with pink nose. In fact, these specimens, are suffering from Leucism. Color variation is considered a mutation caused by a recessive gene that inhibits the yellow pigmentation of the…

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