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Seasonal variation of lipids in femoral gland secretions of male green iguanas (Iguana iguana)
More lipids were recovered from femoral gland secretions obtained during the breeding than the nonbreeding months, indicating that secretion deposits may be more detectable during the mating season. Expand
Natural products from the integument of nonavian reptiles.
This review describes the epidermal and glandular chemistry of nonavian reptiles in relation to proposed functions, and includes more than 170 references. The results are presented according to theExpand
Chemosensory identification of snake predators (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus) by banded geckos (Coleonyx variegatus)
Coleonyx variegatus is capable of detecting snake integumentary chemicals and identifying the source of the chemicals as a predator, and it is suggested that geckos might identify chemical trails left on the substrate by passing snakes and avoid these areas. Expand
Chemical signals in terrestrial vertebrates: search for design features.
A data set of the compounds that terrestrial vertebrates (amniotes) use to send chemical signals, and relationships between signal compound properties and signal function were compiled, and overall, relationships were scarce and formed only small-scale patterns. Expand
Lipids in the femoral gland secretions of the green Iguana (Iguana iguana)
Abstract 1. 1. Femoral gland secretions were obtained from juvenile and adult male green iguanas (Iguana iguana) from Panama during December, when iguanas are reproductively active. 2. 2. Thin-layerExpand
Responses to Ophiophagous Snakes by Snakes of the Genus Thamnophis
The results from this study suggest that some of the same snake species recognized as predators by crotaline snakes are recognized as such by Thamnophis. Expand
Benzoquinones from millipedes deter mosquitoes and elicit self-anointing in capuchin monkeys (Cebus spp.)
Female yellow fever mosquitoes were presented with two millipede secretory compounds and exhibited fewer landings, fed less frequently, and flew more frequently (a possible indication of repellency) in the presence of membranes treated with benzoquinones than with controls. Expand
Chemoreception in crocodilians: anatomy, natural history, and empirical results.
Observations of adults suggest that gular and paracloacal glands produce chemical signals used in mating and/or nesting activities, but behavioral responses to skin gland exudates are too poorly documented to ascribe pheromonal properties. Expand