Intersexual Differences in Chemical Composition of Precloacal Gland Secretions of the Amphisbaenian Blanus cinereus

Abstract

Pheromonal communication seems to be especially important in amphisbaenians, a group of reptiles morphologically and functionally adapted to fossorial life. Both male and female amphisbaenians (Blanus cinereus) produce copious amounts of a secretion from the precloacal glands. Analysis by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry revealed that these secretions… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-005-8403-2

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