The neglected scent: on the marking function of urine in Lemur catta

  title={The neglected scent: on the marking function of urine in Lemur catta},
  author={E. Palagi and L. Dapporto and S. B. Borgognini Tarli},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • E. Palagi, L. Dapporto, S. B. Borgognini Tarli
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • In ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) urine deposition can be combined with two different tail configurations: (i) tail held up in an evident display (urinate tail-up, UT-up); (ii) tail slightly raised to avoid its impregnation with urine (urinate tail-down, UT-down). We used both signaller- and receiver-based approaches to search for functional differences between these two kinds of urine deposition. We predicted that UT-up might be a complex signal combining olfactory and visual cues. We… CONTINUE READING
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