Do Urinary Volatiles Carry Communicative Messages in Himalayan Snow Leopards [Panthera uncia, (Schreber, 1775)]?

@article{Das2019DoUV,
  title={Do Urinary Volatiles Carry Communicative Messages in Himalayan Snow Leopards [Panthera uncia, (Schreber, 1775)]?},
  author={Subhadeep Das and Sourav Manna and Sandipan Ray and Payel Das and Upashna Rai and Biswatosh Ghosh and Mousumi Poddar Sarkar},
  journal={Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 14},
  year={2019}
}
Felids urinate and spray ‘Marking Fluid’ for territorial maintenance and to transmit messages of their reproductive status. The very rare Himalayan snow leopard also utilises these two primary modes for chemical communication. The present paper is the first report on the volatiles in urine of snow leopards which were analysed with the help of headspace solid phase micro extraction gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Chemical profiles revealed the presence of numerous low molecular weight… 

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