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Table 3 Animal species most likely hunted at borders or in open tunal patches by southernmost Guachichiles

From: Reconsideration of the nomadic condition of the southernmost Guachichiles based on the relationship with their environment

Common namea Scientific name Current use
Birds (individuals of all ages and eggs)
 Quail Callipepla squamata and Colinus virginianus As food
Small mammals
 Jackrabbits Lepus californicus and L. callotis As food
 Cotton rats Sigmodon spp. None known
Large mammals
 White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus As food, but locally very reduced populations.
 Pronghorn antelope Antilocapra americana Extirpated
 Leopard frogs Lithobates montezumae and L. neovolcanica None known
  1. aSpecies within groups are ranked according to their probable importance, based on abundance in these habitats, size, and easiness of hunting. All species were permanent residents in the area (source: Eric Mellink and Mónica E. Riojas-López, pers. obs.)