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Table 4 Annual biomass extracted (BE: kg) and harvest rates (HR: kg/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  
  BE HR BE HR BE HR BE HR BE HR
Cuniculus paca 62 2.6 99.1 2.5 524.5 11.5 138.7 11.1 824 27.7
Odocoileus virginianus 522.2 21.8 1,144.5 28.6 1,854.2 40.7 171.2 13.7 3,692 104.8
Pecari tajacu 303.4 12.6 727.1 18.2 592 13 535.5 42.8 2,158 86.6
Dasyprocta punctata 137.9 5.7 7 0.2 21.3 0.5 0 0 166 6.4
Orthogeomys hispidus 1 0.04 1 0.02 16 0.4 6 0.5 24 0.96
Mazama pandora; M. americana 322 13.4 193.8 4.8 15 0.3 133.3 10.7 664 29.2
Nasua narica 16.9 0.7 10 0.2 44.9 1 11.3 0.9 83.5 2.8
Tayassu pecari 60 2.5 140 3.5 0 0 60 4.8 260 10.8
Dasypus novemcinctus 0 0 36 0.9 0 0 0 0 36 0.9
Puma concolor 0 0 0 0 60 1.3 30 2.4 90 3.7
Panthera onca 0 0 90 2.2 45 1 0 0 135 3.2
Tapirus bairdii 0 0 200 5 200 4.4 0 0 400 9.4
Herpailurus yagouaroundi 0 0 0 0 7.5 0.2 0 0 7.5 0.2
Eira barbara 0 0 0 0 5 0.1 0 0 5 0.1
TOTAL MAMMALS 1,425.4 59.34 2,648.5 66.21 3,385.4 74.4 1,086 86.9 8,545 286.8
Crax rubra 448 18.6 275.9 6.9 103.3 2.3 110.4 8.8 938 36.7
Meleagris ocellata 256 10.7 257.1 6.4 83.3 1.8 17.5 1.4 614 20.3
Penelope purpurascens 24.4 1 5 0.1 2.5 0.05 0 0 32 1.2
Ortalis vetula 4.5 0.2 6 0.2 3 0.1 0 0 13 0.4
Crypturellus sp. 2 0.1 1 0.02 0 0 0 0 3 0.1
TOTAL BIRDS 734.9 30.6 545 13.6 192.1 4.2 127.9 10.2 1,600 58.7
Trachemys scripta 5 0.2 0 0 40 0.9 0 0 45 1.1
TOTAL REPTILES 5 0.2 0 0 40 0.9 0 0 45 1.1
OVERALL 2,165.3 90.14 3,193.5 79.81 3,617.5 79.5 1,213.7 97.1 10,190 347
  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.