Removal of copulatory plugs by female tree squirrels

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Abstract

Copulatory plugs form in the vagina of females from the semen of male fox squirrels Sciurus niger and eastern gray squirrels S. carolinensis. Although copulatory plugs frequently are hypothesized to prevent the successful copulation of subsequent males, female tree squirrels often remove the plug within 30 s of copulating and either discard or consume it. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-576
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Mammalogy
Volume73
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Sciurus carolinensis
Sciuridae
squirrels
vagina
copulation
foxes
Copulation
semen
Vagina
Semen
removal
Sciurus niger

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Removal of copulatory plugs by female tree squirrels. / Koprowski, John.

In: Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 73, No. 3, 1992, p. 572-576.

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