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Table 2 Examples of Cuicatec nomenclature and classification of reptiles, based on fieldwork in San Lorenzo Pápalo and reports from [49] in Santa María Pápalo, Oaxaca

From: Cuicatec ethnozoology: traditional knowledge, use, and management of fauna by people of San Lorenzo Pápalo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Common name Scientific name Generic term Specific term
Lizards
 White lizard Sceloporus grammicus y’ati cua
 Red tong lizard Sceloporus sp. y’at dhabi
Lagartija del cerro Sceloporus sp. y’at cueé
Snakes
 Rattlesnake Crotalus spp. cu ch’a cha
Víbora mano de metate   cu ya na
Víbora escorpión Abronia sp. cu ya da
 Coral snake Micrurus sp. cu yab yuu
Víbora sorda Crotalus sp. cu yab doo
 Boa Boa constrictor cu y’u du
Víbora ratonera Crotalus sp. cu que cuoó
Víbora lechera Drymarchon melanurus cu ji ya
 Bright snake Epictia sp. cu na ma
 Víbora bejuquera Colubridae cu ndu cu