A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer — rarer even than albinism — produces all-black offspring in that species which are known as “melanistic” or “melanic” deer.

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A very unusual genetic color variation in white-tailed deer produces “melanistic” or “melanic” deer. But a “melanic” doe will rarely have spots as seen in this awesome picture, so this "may" be at the hands of photoshop.

The opposite of albinism called melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black. Lion.

The opposite of albinism called melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black. I think this is one of the most beautiful animals

The silver fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is when the animal's coloring is much darker than normal.  Interestingly, fox squirrels, who have brownish body fur and reddish tummy fur also have a melanistic form that resembles this.  I had a "black" fox squirrel that I hand raised.  He lived to be 12 years old, a full ten years longer than he would have in the wild.

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The silver fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is when the animal's coloring is much darker than normal. Interestingly, fox squirrels, who have brownish body fur and reddish tummy fur also have a melanistic form that resembles this.

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Funny pictures about Melanism Vs. Albinism In The Animal Kingdom. Oh, and cool pics about Melanism Vs. Albinism In The Animal Kingdom. Also, Melanism Vs. Albinism In The Animal Kingdom photos.

The opposite of Albinism is called Melanism and it is very rare Here is a photo of an albino and a melanistic together

The lightest and darkest skin colour, human diversity is interesting. Interestingly enough, both are of black descent.

Seems Like A Nice Genetic Advantage - and it looks so happy!

Seems Like A Nice Genetic Advantage

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Tigers  -  two Rare Species  - White Tiger and Black Tiger (recessive trait causing  melanism: resulting in all black pigmentation of skin and fur)

Gorgeous Tigers - two Rare Species - White Tiger and Black Tiger (recessive trait causing melanism: resulting in all black pigmentation of skin and fur)

Top 10 Photos of Big Cats Black Jaguar (Panthera Onca) Black Jaguars or often called Black Panthers have black fur caused by melanism. Similarly, leopards can also have black fur.

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Lazy Black Panther by Charlie Burlingame A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (Panthera pardus). Black panthers in the Americas are black jaguars (Panthera onca)

The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the eastern grey squirrel. They are common in the Midwestern United States, Ontario, Quebec, parts of the Northeastern United States and Britain.

The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the eastern grey squirrel. They are common in the Midwestern United States, Ontario, Quebec, parts of the Northeastern United States, and Britain. Someone put down some nuts for him to eat.

Black Squirrel. Melanism.

Black squirrels aren't only the most beautiful of their breed, they also appear to be mellower and friendlier

Melanistic Chinstrap Penguin! I love this because he looks like a ninja in a belaclava

"I find penguins at present the only comfort in life. One feels everything in the world so sympathetically ridiculous; One can’t be angry when one looks at a penguin." -John Ruskin *None of the pictures posted belong to me unless otherwise stated*

melanistic animals- I feel stupid for not knowing this condition existed. I mean, since there is an opposite for nearly everything- why not albinism?

Melanistic Animals

Here are some melanistic animals (melanistic is the opposite transition of albinism). Humans are animals too Melanistic animals Here are some melanistic (melanistic is the opposite transition of albinism) Humans too

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The grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum), also known as Burmese peacock-pheasant, is a large Asian member of the order Galliformes. It is the national bird of Myanmar.

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