Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 735–748 | Cite as

Stability and attractiveness related to age of scent marks of saddle back tamarins (Saguinus fuscicollis)

  • Gisela Epple
  • Mary Catherine Alveario
  • Norman F. Golob
  • Amos B. SmithIII


The scent marks of saddle back tamarins remained attractive to conspecifics for 1–3 days depending on the conditions under which they were tested. The monkeys discriminated between gender on the basis of fresh, one-, and two-day-old marks but not on the basis of three- and four-day-old marks.

Key words

Primates marmosets tamarins scent marks chemical communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gisela Epple
    • 1
  • Mary Catherine Alveario
    • 1
  • Norman F. Golob
    • 1
  • Amos B. SmithIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Monell Chemical Senses Center and Department of ChemistryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

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