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Table 3 Numbers of animals (N) hunted and harvest rates (HR: individuals hunted/10 km 2 /year) of wildlife species in the study area

From: Wildlife uses and hunting patterns in rural communities of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Species   Community Total
  20N0V NB HXZ + UHM CHV  
  N hunted HR N hunted HR N hunted HR N hunted HR N hunted HR
Cuniculus paca 11 0.5 16 0.4 90 2 24 2 141 4.9
Odocoileus virginianus 16 0.7 36 0.9 52 1.1 8 0.6 112 3.3
Pecari tajacu 16 0.7 31 0.8 32 0.7 24 2 103 4.2
Dasyprocta punctata 46 1.9 2 0.1 8 0.2 0 0 56 2.2
Orthogeomys hispidus 2 0.1 2 0.1 32 0.7 12 1 48 1.9
Mazama pandora; M. americana 23 1 11 0.3 1 0.02 8 0.6 43 1.9
Nasua narica 4 0.2 2 0.1 13 0.3 3 0.2 22 0.8
Tayassu pecari 2 0.1 7 0.2 0 0 2 0.2 11 0.5
Dasypus novemcinctus 0 0 9 0.2 0 0 0 0 9 0.2
Puma concolor 0 0 0 0 2 0.04 1 0.1 3 0.1
Panthera onca 0 0 2 0.1 1 0.02 0 0 3 0.1
Tapirus bairdii 0 0 1 0.02 1 0.02 0 0 2 0.04
Herpailurus yagouaroundi 0 0 0 0 1 0.02 0 0 1 0.02
Eira barbara 0 0 0 0 1 0.02 0 0 1 0.02
TOTAL MAMMALS 120 5.2 119 3.2 234 5.1 82 6.7 555 20.2
Crax rubra 115 4.8 68 1.7 24 0.5 28 2.2 235 9.2
Meleagris ocellata 64 2.7 52 1.3 22 0.5 6 0.5 144 5
Penelope purpurascens 10 0.4 2 0.1 1 0.02 0 0 13 0.52
Ortalis vetula 3 0.1 4 0.1 2 0.04 0 0 9 0.24
Crypturellus sp. 2 0.1 1 0.02 0 0 0 0 3 0.12
TOTAL BIRDS 194 8.1 127 3.2 49 1.1 34 2.7 404 15.1
Trachemys scripta 1 0.04 0 0 8 0.2 0 0 9 0.2
TOTAL REPTILES 1 0.04 0 0 8 0.2 0 0 9 0.2
OVERALL 315 13.3 246 6.4 291 6.4 116 9.3 968 35.5
  1. 20NOV: 20 de Noviembre, catchment area (ca) = 240 km2; NB: Nuevo Becal, ca = 400 km2; XHZ + UHM: X-Hazil Sur + Uh May, ca = 455 km2;
  2. CHV: Chankaj Veracruz, ca = 125 km2.
  3. Data recorded between March 2010 and March 2011 (12 months in each community).
  4. The last column shows the sums of animals hunted and harvest rates of the four communities surveyed.