scent gland


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scent gland

n.
A specialized apocrine gland found in many mammals that produces a strong-smelling substance.
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This taxon although shares synapomorphy such as paraclypei much longer than clypeus and enclosing it but it appears entirely isolated in the Ethiopian clade as noted above with the autapomorphies of head more expanded and regularly arcuate before the smaller clypeus, the antennae and labium are much shorter, the metathoracic scent gland ostiolar complex with ostiolar canal much longer and the upper surface of the body is more coarsely punctate and therefore Kyrtalus appears to play an out group relationship with the rest of this Ethiopian subclade.
Pronotum twice as broad as long, and distinctly shorter in length than head length, lateral margins of pronotum anteriorly dentate, posteriorly a little sinuate, humeral angles quite subacute; length of pronotum 3.9 mm, width 8.0 mm; scutellum distinctly longer than broad at base, reaching to three-fourth of abdomen, apical lobe U-shape, length of scutellum 6.8 mm, width 4.9 mm, metathoracic scent gland complex (Fig.
Finally, we test the value of the snout scent gland as an indicator of health, by relating its size to the incidence and intensity of infection, and to one aspect of the immune system (spleen size) and therefore as a potential mate choice cue for females.
Dorsal abdominal scent gland on the 3rd abdominal segment.
In different species and under different ecological conditions, chemical cues found in urine, faeces and scent gland secretions can serve as reliable signals to transmit information about the relative health (Zala et al.
So far, Theis says, he's found more bacterial genera just in the scent paste of adult female spotted hyenas than researchers had discovered in 15 earlier studies of any mammalian scent gland.
Pronounced dee-sent, with only slightly more emphasis on the second syllable, it means to deodorize, as in removing the scent gland of a pet baby skunk.
The bear initially rolled on the carcass before taking a bite, which presumably punctured a scent gland, as it caused the bear to jump back in apparent alarm and run from the site.
Venter: Prosternum separated from fused meso- and metasternum and sternites I + II by a suture, the latter medially with an oval depression; metapleural scent gland canals distinct and visible from above, abdominal spiracles II-IV ventral, V-VIII lateral and visible from above.
Raw musk comes from severing the scent gland - the "musk pod" - used by male deer to attract females.
Most importantly, the male has a scent gland on his scrotum that becomes critical to marking territory and advertising fitness during mating season.
Before I came to understand the 2/3 rule I would pick up the common snapper in the middle between its front and back legs, where the scent gland is found.