Aportaciones al listado de los mamíferos carnívoros del sur de la Reserva de la Biosfera Montes Azules, Chiapas

Valeria Towns, Rodrigo León, Javier de la Maza, Víctor Sánchez-Cordero
2013 Therya  
Resumen Carnivorous mammals in the Lacandon rainforest have been previously listed during the past fifty years. The continuous actualisation of those lists allow us to complete inventories and to detect changes on species richness and composition as a result of human activities. The Lacandon rainforest has lost more than three quarters of its original vegetation cover in the past forty years. One of it´s better preserved areas is the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve (MABR). In the present study,
more » ... the present study, we used camera traps to update the carnivorous mammal inventory and estimate the richness of this community inside the MABR. With a total effort of 10,000 trap-days, we photographed thirteen species of carnivorous mammals, eleven of them have been previously described for the area. According to our estimations, there most be at least fifteen species of this group in the region, this represents 48% of the carnivorous mexican species. The results presented here may be an indicator of the importance of the reserve for the conservation of this mammals in the country.
doi:10.12933/therya-13-171 fatcat:a5dh7rfywbatll3pnjxnlufkqm