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Table 3 Healthcare and childbirth attention that involves animals, in the TCV and surrounding regions

From: Use and management of wild fauna by people of the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley and surrounding areas, Mexico

Health issueCultural groupAnimal ClassAnimal FamilyNumber of speciesTotal number of speciesPercentage of the total number of medicinal species (n = 23)
Giving birthNahuaMammaliaDasypodidae Gray, 1821, Didelphidae Gray, 1821, Tayassuidae Palmer, 1897, Erethizontidae Bonaparte, 1845, Cervidae Goldfuss, 18205626.08
CuicatecMammaliaDasypodidae, Didelphidae2
AvesPsittacidae Rafinesque, 18151
CancerNahuaReptiliaElapidae Boié, 1827, Viperidae Oppel, 18113521.73
CuicatecReptiliaViperidae1
MestizoAvesCuculidae Leach, 1820, Corvidae Leach, 18202
DermatologicalNahuaMammaliaDasypodidae1417.39
InsectaHepialidae Stephens, 18291
ReptiliaElapidae1
CuicatecMammaliaMephitidae Bonaparte, 18451
EpilepsyCuicatecReptiliaViperidae1417.39
MammaliaMephitidae1
AvesTrochilidae Vigors, 18251
MestizoAvesCuculidae1
AntiophidicNahuaReptiliaElapidae, Viperidae3313.04
Whooping coughNahuaMammaliaGeomyidae Bonaparte, 1845128.69
AvesTrochilidae1
HearthMestizoAvesCuculidae, Trochilidae2  
Cultural ilnessesCuicatecReptiliaViperidae128.69
MestizoAvesTrochilidae1
Joint pain/inflammation and rheumatismNahuaMammaliaCanidae Fischer, 1817114.34
IxcatecMammaliaCanidae1
PainIxcatecInsectaTenebrionidae Latreille, 1802114.34
AntidepressantCuicatecInsectaFormicidae Latreille, 1802114.34
AllergiesCuicatecMammaliaCervidae114.34
  1. Sources: [72, 73, 98, 101]; Rangel-Landa, Smith, Zarazúa and Chávez, this study