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Table 1 Values of sub-indices, indicators and possible answers in the PCSI

From: The Primate Cultural Significance Index: applications with Popoluca Indigenous people at Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve

Sub-index Indicator Possible answers Value
MED
Medicinal significance
(10)
nd + ef + ex
nd
Number of diseases that it cures
(3.33)
Three or more 3.33
Two 2.22
One 1.11
None 0
ef
Medicinal efficiency
(3.33)
Very efficient 3.33
Efficient 2.22
Efficiency limited 1.11
Not efficient 0
ex
Medicinal exclusivity
(3.33)
Are just cured by this monkey 3.33
There are other cures, but this species is better 2.22
There are other species equally efficient to cure it 1.11
There are better species more efficient to cure it 0
PET
Significance as companion animal
(10)
kee + des
kee
Keeping (5)
Has had it as pet 5
Has not had it as pet 0
de
Desire (5)
Would love to have it as pet 5
Would like to have it as pet 3.33
Does not care about having it as pet 1.67
Would never have it as pet 0
COM
Commercial significance
(10)
rv + hv
rv
Real price (5)
Is still sold 5
Was sold before 2.5
Has never been sold 0
hv
Hypothetical price (5)
Would sell it 5
Would not sell it 0
FOOD
Food significance
(10)
con + fc + lc + tas
con
Consumption (2.5)
Has consumed it 2.5
Has never consumed it 0
cf
Frequency of consumption
(2.5)
Once a month 2.5
Once a year 1.67
A few times in life 0.83
Never 0
lc
Last consumption
(2.5)
Less than 5 years ago 2.5
Between 5 and 30 years ago 1.67
More than 30 years 0.83
Never 0
tas
Taste (2.5)
Very tasty 2.5
Tasty 1.67
Regular 0.83
Disgusting 0
TOUR
Touristic significance
(10)
  Very attractive 10
Attractive 6.67
A little attractive 3.33
Unattractive 0
CSV
Significance in the Cosmovision
(10)
  More than 2 stories or beliefs 10
2 stories or beliefs 6.67
1 story or belief 3.33
No story or belief 0
EMO
Emotional significance
(10)
see + hear
see
Emotion when sees them
(9)
Positive 9
None 0
Negative 0
hear
Emotion when hears them
(1)
Positive 1
None 0
Negative 0
CONS
Interest in conservation
(10)
  Very high 10
Medium 6.67
Irrelevant 3.33
Does not want that the species persists 0
ECO
Ecological significance
(10)
  3 or more ecological functions 10
2 ecological functions 6.67
1 ecological function 3.33
None 0
ABU
Perceived abundance
(10)
fs + gs
fs
Frequency of sightings
(5)
Sees them every time that goes 5
Sees them sometimes 3.33
Almost never sees them 1.67
Never sees them 0
gs
Group size
(5)
More than 10 individuals 5
More than 5 3.33
More than 2 1.67
Less than 2 0