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Female territoriality and the function of scent-marking in a monogamous antelope (Oreotragus oreotragus)

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In monogamous species, females often choose between males according to the quality of the territories they defend, but the extent to which females themselves contribute to territory defence is frequently underestimated. Here we test for differences in male and female roles during paired scent-marking bouts, a key component of territorial defence, in a monogamous antelope. In two populations (Kenya, Zimbabwe) of klipspringer, Oreotragus oreotragus, both males and females usually scent-marked a...

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10.1007/s002650050685

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Volume:
47
Issue:
6
Pages:
417-423
Publication date:
2000-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1432-0762
ISSN:
0340-5443
URN:
uuid:61695b55-c645-464a-872f-219b07116392
Source identifiers:
274622
Local pid:
pubs:274622

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