Pine Marten

Pine martens use abdominal and anal scent glands to scent-mark their home ranges and communicate with other martens.

Pine marten communication is known to occur through scent-marking of home ranges. Abdominal and anal scent glands are used to mark areas throughout the territory.

Image | © Vince Smith, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY 2.0)
Sources | (Corbet & Southern, 1977; Grzimek, 1990; Nowak, 1999; Schwanz, 2000)

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