Scent marking in a territorial African antelope: I. The maintenance of borders between male oribi

@article{Brashares1999ScentMI,
  title={Scent marking in a territorial African antelope: I. The maintenance of borders between male oribi},
  author={Justin S. Brashares and Peter Arcese},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57},
  pages={1-10}
}
Scent marking is ubiquitous among the dwarf antelope and gazelles of Africa, but its function has been the subject of debate. This study examined preorbital gland scent marking in the oribi, Ourebia ourebi, a territorial African antelope. Several hypotheses for the function of scent marking by territorial antelope were tested with observational data. Of these, the hypotheses that scent marking is driven by intrasexual competition between neighbouring males, and that marks serve as an honest… 
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