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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Ramiro J.A. Ovejero Aguilar conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Graciela A Jahn conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Mauricio Soto-Gamboa contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Andrés Novaro contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Pablo Carmanchahi conceived and designed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The present study did not warrant capturing or handling protected or endangered animals. All of the data for individuals were collected by non-invasive methods (fecal samples) to address hormonal activities.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

The described field studies were carried out in a protected area with a permit (files:NO 4350-000019112/Res 238) from the DRNR (Dirección de Recursos Naturales Renovables, Mendoza).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The research in this article did not generate, collect or analyse any raw data or code.

Funding

This study has been funded by the Rufford Small Grant Foundation (RSGF #120608); The Scientific Research Society/Sigma-Xi and FONDECYT-CONICYT-PROGRAM (Nº3140237). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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