Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
versión On-line ISSN 2007-8706
GONZALEZ-ZAMORA, Arturo et al. The northern naked-tailed armadillo in the Lacandona rainforest, Mexico: new records and potential threats. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2012, vol.83, n.2, pp.581-586. ISSN 2007-8706.
We review historic occurrences in Mexico of one of the least known Xenarthra of Mesoamerica - the northern naked-tailed armadillo (Cabassous centralis Miller, 1899). We document 6 new records in the Lacandona rainforest, southern Mexico, and through interviews with local people, we assess potential threats for this species in the region. In addition to being locally rare, our results show that hunting and death by road-kill may be major threats to this species in the region.
Palabras llave : Cabassous centralis; Cingulata; Dasypodidae; xenarthra; human perception.