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MELISSA M. GRIGIONE ; LANCE D. ARVIDSON ;Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 2008, 81 2

Author: RONALD J. SARNO

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Revista Chilena de Historia Natural ISSN: 0716-078X editorial@revchilhistnat.com Sociedad de Biología de Chile Chile SARNO, RONALD J.; GRIGIONE, MELISSA M.; ARVIDSON, LANCE D. Lack of response of an open-habitat ungulate to the presence of predator urine Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, vol.
81, núm.
2, 2008, pp.
179-183 Sociedad de Biología de Chile Santiago, Chile Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=369944286003 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative GUANACO ANTIPREDATORY BEHAVIOR Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 179 81: 179-183, 2008 Lack of response of an open-habitat ungulate to the presence of predator urine La falta de la respuesta de un ungulado de habitat abierto a la presencia de orina de depredadores RONALD J.
SARNO1*, MELISSA M.
GRIGIONE 2 & LANCE D.
ARVIDSON3 1 Hofstra University, Department of Biology, 130 Gittleson Hall, Hempstead, New York 11549-1000, USA 2 Pace University, Department of Biology, Marks Hall 26, Pleasantville, New York 10570, USA 3 University of South Florida, Department of Biology, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SCA 110, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA. *e-mail for correspondence: ronald.sarno@hofstra.edu ABSTRACT The behavioral response of ungulates to the presence of odors associated with dangerous predators has received some attention, yet little is known about how predominantly open-habitat ungulates react to the presence of predator scents.
We investigated the behavioral responses of a predominantly open-habitat ungulate, the guanaco, Lama guanicoe, when exposed to the urine of various predators.
Guanacos only reacted to the urine of mountain lions (native predator), Puma concolor, in one trial.
The lack of a response to predator urine may indicate that guanacos ...





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