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Table 4 Examples of Cuicatec nomenclature and classification of mammals, 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 Classificatory term Specific term
Group y’aa
 Cougar Felis concolor y’aa iuùo’o
 Ocelotl Leopardus pardalis y’aa va
 Coyote Canis latrans y’aa ga ta
Group ‘i-yu
 Squirrel Sciurus spp. ‘i-yu  
 Mole Thomomys umbrinus ‘i-yu  
 Weasel Mustela crenata ‘i-yu  
Group y’u
Temazate Mazama temama y’u du
 Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus y’u ne
 Cacomistle Bassariscus astutus y’u ne sangá
 Badger Nasua narica y’u b’ama
 Badger Nasua narica y’u b’yoo
 Racoon Procyon lotor y’u bi
 Anteater Tamandua mexicana y’u bi ndii
 Zerete Dasyprocta mexicana y’u cue