Scent marking in free-ranging tigers,Panthera tigris

  title={Scent marking in free-ranging tigers,Panthera tigris
  author={James L. D. Smith and C Mcdougal and Dale G. Miquelle},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Methods of scent marking in the domestic cat
Although deposition of faeces and urine was recorded, there was no clear evidence for their use as territorial markers; cats primarily eliminated away from the core area of the home range.
Scent‐marking and territorial behaviour of Ethiopian wolves Canis simensis
Residents of wild Ethiopian wolf packs signalled pack composition and status at home range borders by olfactory and auditory cues and by aggressive contests and may reduce the occurrence of potentially costly inter-pack aggressive encounters at territory borders and provide information on reproductive status.
The role of scent marking in a free‐ranging, female black‐footed cat (Felis nigripes)
A radio-collared, female black-footed cat was followed for a total of 575 hours, over seven observation periods spanning 18 months, in the Kimberley region of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa, indicating a primary function in the advertisement of female reproductive condition.
Scent-Marking in the Eurasian Beaver (Castor fiber) as a Means of Territory Defense
The main results showed that the number of scent marks in territories was significantly higher in spring, when dispersal of subadults normally occurs than during the rest of the year.
Spatial patterns of scent marking in wild moustached tamarins, Saguinus mystax: no evidence for a territorial function
This study examined the spatial distribution of scent marking within the home ranges of four groups of this neotropical primate and tested predictions from Gorman & Mills' model for border and 'hinterland' marking, indicating that scent marking has no territorial function in moustached tamarins.
Territorial Significance of Scent Marking during the Non‐mating Season in the Aardwolf Proteles cristatus (Carnivora: Protelidae)
Patterns of scent-marking by male and female aardwolves during the non-mating season in the northern Cape Province are described. The distribution of scent marks conforms to predictions for marks
The Role of Spatial Distribution of Faeces in Coyote Scent Marking Behaviour
The results suggest that the scats have an important function as scent-marks in coyotes, using specific defecation patterns that appear to correspond to the habitat characteristics in the study area.
Habitat modification when scent marking: shrub clearance by roe deer bucks
It is proposed that selection may favour the modification of the habitat as a component of roe deer marking behaviour, via its benefits in improving the broadcasting of visual signals associated with chemical ones.
Scent-marking by coyotes, Canis latrans : the influence of social and ecological factors
Scent-marks appear to provide internal information to the members of the resident pack (internal map of territory, breeding condition, reproductive synchrony) and enhance demarcation of territorial boundaries.


An observational study of scent-marking in coyotes, Canis latrans
The Scent Marking Behaviour of the Brown Hyaena Hyaena Brunnea
The behaviour associated with pasting is described, as is the related functional anatomy of the scent pouch, and the dispersion pattern of pastings within a group territory and the rate of marking in different parts of the territory were ascertained.
Scent-marking in wolves
The Social Organization of Tigers (Panthera Tigris) in Royal Chitawan National Park, Nepal
Sunquist, Melvin E. The Social Organization of Tigers {Panthera tigris) in Royal Chitawan National Park, Nepal. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 336, 98 pages, frontispiece, 33 figures,
Scent-marking in lone wolves and newly formed pairs
A Reassessment of the Function of Scent Marking in Territories
The energetic costs and the risk of injury in agonistic encounters can be reduced by prior assessment of opponents: it will generally pay low quality animals to avoid combat with one of high quality.
Preliminary findings concerning territoriality and its function in a mountain lion (Felis concolor) population in central Idaho suggest a high degree of tolerant but unso- cial behavior and a mutual avoidance behavioral mechanism acted to distribute lions in both time and space.
On the Ecological Separation between Tigers and Leopards
Coexistence in Chitawan is facilitated by a large prey biomass, a larger proportion of the ungulate biomass in the small size classes, and by the dense vegetation structure, and some consequences of predator size and the role of interspecific dominance are discussed.
Economic Consequences of Scent Marking in Mammalian Territoriality
The mating strategies of male mammals consist of intrasexual competition for access to females and then attempts to maximise contacts with receptive females, where females can reduce the chance of predation by cryptic behaviour, alone or in small groups, or by the “selfish herd” advantages of joining larger social groups.
The use of urine marking in the scavenging behavior of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes).
  • J. Henry
  • Environmental Science
  • 1977
This study definitely support LEYHAUSEN'S (1965) statement that the social life of solitary animals is frequently more complex than the authors realize, and foxes appear to use each other's urine marks to increase the efficiency of their scavenging behavior.