Skip to main content

Table 1 The generic folk of the mastofauna mentioned by the hunters of the municipality of Paulista, State of Paraíba, showing their respective scientific names, local habitats, and the habitats reported in the literature: 1 39 and 2 40

From: Ethnotaxonomy of mastofauna as practised by hunters of the municipality of Paulista, state of Paraíba-Brazil

   Habitats of the mammals  
Generic folk Corresponding taxon Macrohabitat Microhabitat Habitats/[literature]
  Artiodactyla Tayassuidae    
Collared peccary Pecari tajacu .....Rocky hill Den Den/[2]
  Carnivora Canidae    
Crab-eating fox Cerdocyon thous Sertão Burrow and den Thickets, tablelands/[2]
Jaguarundi Felididae Herpailurus yaguarondi Everywhere Den and tree Rocky hill and tablelands/[1]
Margay Leopardus ........wiedii Everywhere Den and tree Rocky hill and tablelands [1]
Greater grison Mustelidae Galictis vittata and/or G. cuja Rocky hill Burrow, den, tree (No reference)
Crab-eaten raccoon 'Guará' Procyonidae Procyon cancrivorus (Unidentified species) 'Island'* Rocky hill, 'island' Den, tree Den Thickets/[1] (No reference)
  Didelphimorphia    
Skunk and 'timbu' (opossums) Didelphidae Rocky hill, 'island' Burrow, den tree Rocky hills, trees/[1]
  Primates Callithrichidae    
Common marmoset Callithrix jacchus Cebidae Sertão Slope, tree Trees [2]
Tufted capuchin Cebus apella Rocky hill Tree Trees [2]
  Rodentia Caviidae    
Rock cavy Kerodon rupestris Rocky hill Cracks in the stones Caves, grottos, rocky hills/[1]
Spix's yellow- toothed cavy Galea spixii Everywhere Den and crevices in the rocks Rocky hills and grass fields/[1]
Rats Muridae   Everywhere (No reference)
  Xenarthra Dasypodidae    
Nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus Rocky hill, 'island' Burrow Burrows in rocky hills/[1]
Six-banded armadillo Euphractus sexcinctus Rocky hill, 'island' Burrow, den Burrows in rocky hills/[1]
Giant anteater Mymercophagidae Mymercophaga tridactyla Rocky hill, 'island', Woods Den, tree (No reference)
Southern tamandua Tamandua tetradactyla Rocky hill, 'island', Woods Den, tree (No reference)
  1. * 'Island': a lowland area surrounded by stagnant water