oa African Zoology - Short communications; volatile components from the anal glands of the yellow mongoose Cynictis penicillata

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Twenty-two components of the odour of the anal-gland secretions of a male and a female yellow mongoose Cynictis penicillata were identified by dynamic solvent effect sampling, gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. The odour volatiles were considerably more diverse than those reported from the anal gland secretions of Herpestes auropunctatus and H. ichneumon.

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