Sexual Dimorphism in Territorial Scent Marking by Adult Eurasian Beavers (Castor fiber)

  title={Sexual Dimorphism in Territorial Scent Marking by Adult Eurasian Beavers (Castor fiber)},
  author={Frank Rosell and Liat Romme Thomsen},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
Mammalian scent marking is often associated with territorial defense. However, males and females may demonstrate different activity patterns and play different roles. Female mammals nurture the young during lactation, while males purportedly perform other tasks more frequently, such as territorial maintenance and defense. This paper investigates the contribution made by mated pairs of adult males and females to territorial scent-marking in the obligate monogamous Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber… 

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