Rats discriminate individual cats by their odor: possible involvement of the accessory olfactory system.

@article{Staples2008RatsDI,
  title={Rats discriminate individual cats by their odor: possible involvement of the accessory olfactory system.},
  author={L. Staples and Glenn E. Hunt and Petra S. van Nieuwenhuijzen and Iain S McGregor},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1209-17}
}
Social behavior in mammals often relies upon the discrimination of same-species individuals via olfactory processing of unique chemosensory signatures. The ability to identify individuals from a different species by their odor (heterospecific discrimination) is less well documented. Here we used a habituation-dishabituation paradigm to demonstrate that rats can discriminate individual cats by their odor. Rats were repeatedly exposed to a collar previously worn by a domestic cat. Strong initial… CONTINUE READING

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