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Xanthochromism

Xanthochromism is a form of albinism. A lack of pigment makes these animals light but not white. The yellow and red pigments are not affected, so brown and black animals look yellow, orange and red. “Xanthos” is the Greek word for “yellow”. Xanthochromism is only found in fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.

South American Horned Frog with Xanthochromism

South American Horned Frog with Xanthochromism South American Horned Frog with Xanthochromism - Photo: Aroonsak/Shutterstock

South American horned frog South American horned frog - Photo: davemhuntphotography/Shutterstock

Indian Python with Xanthochromism

Indian Python with Xanthochromism Indian Python with Xanthochromism - Photo: Kuznetsov Alexey/Shutterstock

Indian Python Indian Python - Photo: Kokoulina/Shutterstock