Anosmia and aggression in male owl monkeys (Aotus trivirgatus).

@article{Hunter1983AnosmiaAA,
  title={Anosmia and aggression in male owl monkeys (Aotus trivirgatus).},
  author={A. Jackie Hunter and Alan F. Dixson},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1983},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={875-9}
}
Adult owl monkeys behaved aggressively when paired with unfamiliar members of the same sex. Males showed the greatest aggressive responses. When plugs containing bismuth iodoform paste were inserted into the nasal passages of male owl monkeys they fought less readily and showed less contact aggression. Although intermale aggression was not abolished anosmic males spent longer in proximity and showed an increase in olfactory inspections. Control experiments confirmed that the technique used to… CONTINUE READING

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