Selection for melanism and for low reproductive rate in Trichosurus vulpecula (Marsupialia)

Agouti grey pelage, as found in the opossum and many other mammals, is a generalised concealing coloration. In dense vegetation melanic pelage also is concealing, but the melanic phase displaces the grey one in rain forests where, in the current absence o

Author R. I. Kean
Year 1971
Secondary title Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society
Volume 18
Pages 42-47