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Use of olfaction for sexual recognition in the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum

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The ability of the tuco-tuco Ctenomys talarum Thomas, 1898 to recognize sex by olfactory cues contained in urine, faeces and soiled shavings was tested by using preference tests. Nonbreeding tuco-tucos selected odours from opposite-sex rather than same-sex conspecifics. This pattern differed between sexes: females spent more time sniffing male than female odours for all scent sources whereas males did not show any difference in the time they spent investigating odours of each sex for each tested odour sources. Dissimilarities in odour selections between sexes may be attributed to a different combination of factors involved in olfactory interest for each sex. The function of gender cues recognition is discussed.
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  • Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Cc 1245, Mar del Plata [7600], Argentina
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