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Annotated list of the mammals of the region of La Canada in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley, Oaxaca, Mexico Lista anotada de los mamiferos de la region de la Canada, en el valle de Tehuacan-Cuicatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico

Briones-Salas, M.

Acta Zoologica Mexicana 81: 83-103

2000


ISSN/ISBN: 0065-1737
Accession: 037848660

The species richness of mammals from the region of La Canada, in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley, in the state Oaxaca, is presented. As a result of field works, revision of scientific collections, and literature. 52 species, in seven orders, 15 families, and 40 genera were found. Vegetation types in the area include grassland, xerophitic scrub and tropical deciduous forest, together with crops and secondary vegetation. The greatest species number was observed in the xerophytic scrub (44.9%), and the lowest in the grassland (3.7%). I documented the ampliation in distribution area of nine species in the state.

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