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Extinction of the wolf as a colour-monomorphic species 

 

1024px-Wolverine on rock

Canis lupus photo © Doug Smith

 
The original wolf no longer exists worldwide because of hybridisation with the domestic dog, a species derived mainly from a different, colour-polymorphic canid species. The wolf is extinct because its phenotype has changed, not just by degree but categorically with the conversion of an originally colour-monomorphic species to a hybrid showing discrete colour-morphs such as the dark morph pictured here.
 
Robin and the Honey Badger, 15 March 2016

                                             

                                           

                                            

 

 

 

i.e. more intensely pigmented than the normal colour-morp


 

 

 

 

 

                                        

i.e. more intensely pigmented than the normal colour-morp
Last modified on 04 January 2017

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