Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution

pp 57-88

The Role of Odor in the Social Lives of Carnivores

  • Martyn L. Gorman
  • , Beverley J. Trowbridge

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Carnivores are complex creatures living complex social lives in which order is maintained by the transmission of information between individuals. Sometimes the signals are passed visually, sometimes by sound, and very often by odor.