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OTHER WORDS FROM melanismmel·a·nis·tic, adjective
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One melanistic individual was taken one mile northeast of Whitehorse on July 11.Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway|Rollin H. Baker
Melanistic red squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, are everywhere rare and in any case appear as individuals and not populations.
Melanistic specimens are rarer still, and I have seen but one, which was caught in Lodi Township in 1875.The Mammals of Washtenaw County, Michigan|Norman Wood
This is not strange because melanistic specimens could not be identified anyway.
Abnormal white-spotting dorsally occurs as does yellow and melanistic coat color.North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)|Philip H. Krutzsch