Lemur mates have synced scents, study suggests

02/2/2014 | LiveScience.com

Lemur couples mimic each other's scent-marking habits and start to give off similar scents after they reproduce, according to a study of animals at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, N.C. Researchers, who centered their study on the endangered Coquerel's sifakas lemurs, believe the synced scents help the lemurs signal their relationship status or increase their territory-marking prowess. "It could be a signal that they're a united front," said Duke University's Christine Drea, a researcher on the study, which was published in Animal Behaviour.

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