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Acta zoológica mexicana

On-line version ISSN 2448-8445Print version ISSN 0065-1737


RETANA, Oscar G.  and  LORENZO, Consuelo. Lista de los mamíferos terrestres de Chiapas: endemismo y estado de conservación. Acta Zool. Mex [online]. 2002, n.85, pp.25-49. ISSN 2448-8445.

This work presents an updated taxonomic list of the mammals of Chiapas, including 204 species, from which 106 (52%) species are bats. From the total species, seven are endemic to Chiapas, nine are considered endemic to Mexico, and 50 are endemic to Mesoamerica. Although the 56.1% (66) of the endemic species are rodents, the species richness of this group is relatively low, since only 48 species occur in the state. With regards to the conservation status, 31.9% of the mammalian species in Chiapas are listed within a special category in the NOM-059 while the IUCN considers only 19.1%, and CITES 11.8%. Protection of all endemic species must be considered in the wildlife conservation policy for Chiapas. Regional studies to generate information about this species in Chiapas need to be priorized. Indeed, studies are basic to build up any support wildife management and conservation plan.

Keywords : Chiapas; conservation; mammals.

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