Cases of coat colour anomalies in the common shrew, Sorex araneus L
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Coat colour anomalies in the common shrew, Sorex araneus L., in the geographical range of this species, including Poland, are extremely rare. This study describes atypically coloured common shrews. Light colouration of the coat is a result of lack of pigment in the entire hair or hair fragments. It appears that atypically coloured shrews occur more often in isolated populations whose gene transfer with neighboring populations is limited.
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Wlodzimierz Chetnicki, Institute of Biology, Bialystok University, Swierkowa 20 B, 15-950 Bialystok, Poland