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Table 1 Game animals encountered and killed by the Maijuna at mineral licks [20, 24, 25]

From: The socio-cultural significance of mineral licks to the Maijuna of the Peruvian Amazon: implications for the sustainable management of hunting

Species Maijuna name Local name English name Time encountered (day/night) Use
Birds
Pipile cumanensis újé pava Blue-throated piping-guan Day Eat, sell (meat), used to make fans for fires (feathers), adornment (make “paint” from legs)
Mammals
Cuniculus paca sèmè, gójébèkò majás Paca Night Eat, sell (meat), tourist crafts (teeth)
Alouatta seniculus jáíkɨ coto mono Red howler monkey Day Eat, sell (meat), tourist crafts (bony pouch or hyoid bone from throat)
Coendou prehensilis tòtò cashacushillo Brazilian porcupine Night Eat, tourist crafts (spines)
Dasyprocta fuliginosa máítàkò, kòròmé añuje Black agouti Day Eat, sell (meat), tourist crafts (teeth)
Mazama americana bósá venado colorado Red brocket deer Night, rarely during day Eat, sell (meat), medicinal (antlers), adornment of houses (antlers), used to make drums (hide)
Tapirus terrestris békɨ, jáíkò sachavaca Lowland tapir Night Eat, sell (meat), medicinal (hooves), tourist crafts (hooves)
Tayassu pecari bɨrɨ, bàì huangana White-lipped peccary Day Eat, sell (meat and hide), tourist crafts (teeth), used to make drums (hide)
Pecari tajacu káókwà sajino Collared peccary Day Eat, sell (meat and hide), tourist crafts (teeth), used to make drums (hide)