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Volatile Components in Dorsal Gland Secretions of the Chacoan Peccary, Catagonus wagneri

  • John S. Waterhouse EMAIL logo , Bridget Langley and Paul J. Weldon

The dorsal gland secretions of captive-reared male and female Chacoan peccaries (Catagonus wagneri) were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. C8-C19 carboxylic acids, squalene, cholesterol, cholestanol, and cholest-7-en-3-ol were present in both males and females. Heptylbenzene, C14-C18 methyl esters, and an isomer of springene were observed in males. C15-C19 aldehydes were observed in females. The composition of the dorsal gland secretions of C. wagneri is compared to what has been reported for other peccaries (Tayassu spp.).

Received: 2008-4-16
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 2008-10-1

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