A test of the dear enemy phenomenon in the Eurasian beaver

@article{Rosell2002ATO,
  title={A test of the dear enemy phenomenon in the Eurasian beaver},
  author={Frank Rosell and Tore Bj{\o}rk{\o}yli},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2002},
  volume={63},
  pages={1073-1078}
}
  • Frank Rosell, Tore Bjørkøyli
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • This thesis examines how scent marking in Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) functions in territorial defence. Beavers usually deposit scent (castoreum and/or anal gland secretion (AGS)) onto small piles of mud and debris, and all age classes and both sexes participate in marking. I hypothesized that scent marking plays an important role in territory defence of free-ranging Eurasian beavers and investigated the following issues. (1) Which factors affect scent-marking behaviour? (2) How are scent… CONTINUE READING

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