Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
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MARTINEZ-CALDERAS, Jesús Manuel et al. Distribution of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2011, vol.82, n.3, pp.997-1004. ISSN 2007-8706.
To determine the geographic distribution of ocelot in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, we obtained new records. The study was conducted from January 2007 to April 2009. We recorded 41 ocelot records by interviews and camera-trapping. Ocelots records were located in tropical deciduous forest (37%), semitropical thornscrub (22%), oak forest (15%), tropical forest (10%), tall tropical deciduous forest, desert scrub, pine-oak forest and clouded forest (10%). Ocelot records were located in the municipalities of Ciudad del Maíz, El Naranjo, Cerritos, Guadalcazar, San Nicolás Tolentino and Ciudad Valles where the elevation ranged from 38 to 2 400 m. The evidence of this research suggests that ocelot range is more extended to the west than its original geographical range. This study defined new regions with presence of ocelots that may be considered to develop conservation strategies for ocelots in San Luis Potosí.
Palabras llave : ocelots; distribution; San Luis Potosí; interviews; vegetation community; elevation; camera-trapping.