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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)


Callipepla squamata and Colinus virginianus

As food

Small mammals


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



 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.)