A Melanistic Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) in the Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
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Arockianathan SAMSON, Das Chandrasekar, Nizamudheen Moinudheen, Jabamalainathan Leona Princy, y Jesudass Beulah Bah. 2024. «A Melanistic Jungle Cat (Felis Chaus) in the Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India». Mammalogy Notes 10 (1), 367. https://doi.org/10.47603/mano.v10n1.367.
Recibido 2023-05-28
Aceptado 2024-02-19
Publicado 2024-05-27

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El 28 de enero de 2023 a las 02:30 p. m., el primer autor (PC) registró y fotografió la especie de gato de color completamente negro durante el safari en la jungla en el Gran Rann de Kutch, Gujarat, India. Con base en la evidencia fotográfica identificamos a la especie como gato de la selva (Felis chaus), el cual estaba afectado por melanismo. En esta nota, destacamos la importancia de la aberración cromática en los animales salvajes en sus hábitats naturales. Esto es necesario para una mejor comprensión de este fenómeno y su comprensión de las implicaciones ecológicas y fisiológicas de esta condición que afecta considerablemente la supervivencia animal.

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