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Table 1 High incidence species in sampled communities (n = 17)

From: Traditional medicinal animal use by Xhosa and Sotho communities in the Western Cape Province, South Africa

Mammals Reptiles Birds
Common name Samples (> 30%) Common name Samples (> 10%) Common name Samples (> 10%)
Chacma baboon 82.4 Puff adder 76.5 Owl spp.a 41.2
Leopard 82.4 Monitor lizard spp.a 52.9 Vulture spp.a 35.3
Cape porcupine 76.5 African rock python 41.2 Ostrich 17.7
Genet spp.a 58.8 Nile crocodile 29.4 Swallow spp.a 11.8
Black-backed jackal 52.9 Cape cobra 29.4 Cattle egret 11.8
Honey badger 47.1 Mamba spp.a 23.4   
Hare spp.a 47.1 Snake spp.a 17.7   
Cape clawless otter 41.2 Angulate tortoise 17.7   
African buffalo 41.2 Rinkhals 11.8   
Cape fox 35.3 Southern rock agama 11.8   
Spiral-horned antelope spp.a 35.3 Girdled lizard spp.a 11.8   
Caracal 35.3     
  1. aIndividuals not identifiable up to species level