Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 103–105 | Cite as

Vomerolfaction and vomodor

  • William E. CooperJr.
  • Gordon M. Burghardt
Letter to the Editor


Microscopy Physical Chemistry 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bertmar, G. 1981. Evolution of vomeronasal organs in vertebrates.Evolution 35:359–366.Google Scholar
  2. Burghardt, G.M. 1970. Chemical perception in reptiles, pp. 241–308,in J.W. Johnston, D.G. Moulton, and A. Turk (eds.). Advances in Chemoreception, Vol. 1. Communication by Chemical Signals. Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York.Google Scholar
  3. Burghardt, G.M. 1980. Behavioral and stimulus correlates of vomeronasal functioning in reptiles: Feeding, grouping, sex, and tongue use, pp. 275–301,in D. Müller-Schwarze and R.M. Silverstein (eds.). Chemical Signals in Vertebrates and Aquatic Invertebrates. Plenum Press, New York.Google Scholar
  4. Burghardt, G.M., Goss, S.E. andSchell, F.M. 1988. Comparison of earthworm- and fishderived chemicals eliciting prey attack by garter snakes (Thamnophis).J. Chem. Ecol. 14:855–881.Google Scholar
  5. Cowles, R.B., andPhelan, R.L. 1958. Olfaction in rattlesnakes.Copeia 1958:77–83.Google Scholar
  6. Duvall, D. 1981. Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) chemical signals. II. A replication with naturally breeding adults and a test of the Cowles and Phelan hypothesis of rattlesnake olfaction.J. Exp. Zool. 218:351–361.Google Scholar
  7. Duvall, D., Müller-Schwarze, D., andSilverstein, R.M. 1986. Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 4: Ecology, Evolution, and Comparative Biology. Plenum Press, New York.Google Scholar
  8. Geldard, F.A. 1972. The Human Senses, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, New York.Google Scholar
  9. Graves, B.M., andDuvall, D. 1985. Avomic prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis) fail to attack rodent prey.Z. Tierpsychol. 67:161–166.Google Scholar
  10. Halpern, M. 1983. Nasal chemical senses in snakes, pp. 141–176,in J.P. Ewert, R.R. Capranica, and D.J. Ingle (eds.). Advances in Vertebrate Neuroethology. Plenum Press, New York.Google Scholar
  11. Mori, K. 1987. Monoclonal antibodies (2C5 and 4C9) against lactoseries carbohydrates identify subsets of olfactory and vomeronasal receptor cells and their axons in the rabbit.Brain Res. 408:215–221.Google Scholar
  12. Parsons, T.S. 1970. The nose and Jacobson's organ, pp. 99–191,in C. Gans and T.S. Parsons (eds.). Biology of the Reptilia, Vol. 2, Morphology B. Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  13. Stoddart, D.M. 1980. Olfaction in Mammals. Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  14. Wang, R.T., andHalpern, M. 1980. Scanning electron microscopic studies of the surface morholophy of the vomeronasal epithelium and olfactory epithelium of garter snakes.Am. J. Anat. 157:399–428.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. CooperJr.
    • 1
  • Gordon M. Burghardt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyAuburn University at MontgomeryMontgomery
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in EthologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxville

Personalised recommendations