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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

On-line version ISSN 2007-8706Print version ISSN 1870-3453

Abstract

FUENTES-MORENO, Helxine; TREJO-ORTIZ, Aida  and  CERVANTES, Fernando A.. Mammals of Recreation and Ecological Education Reserved Area San Juan del Monte, Las Vigas de Ramírez, Veracruz, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2017, vol.88, n.4, pp.978-984. ISSN 2007-8706.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmb.2017.10.031.

The Recreation and Ecological Education Reserved Area San Juan del Monte is located in the municipality of Vigas de Ramírez, Veracruz, México, and it is important due to its primary vegetation and it historically has been a key regarding the knowledge of mammals in the state of Veracruz; however, previous to this work there was no taxonomic list of its mastofauna. Field work was done between 2002-2005 and April, 2007 including direct and indirect methods and the review of specialized literature. Thirty six species grouped into 15 families and 7 orders are reported; 7 species are endemic to Mexico, 12 are shared with North and South America, 11 are only shared with North America and only 1 is shared with South America. Three species are listed in a Mexican risk category. Through fieldwork, records of 18 species were obtained and a highlight of 4 new records for the locality, literature refers to 31 species, 8 for which Las Vigas is the holotype locality. This mammal set of species equals 19% of mammal species for Veracruz and 31.5% just for the mountains of this state. The species richness of the San Juan del Monte area may be due to its geographical location on the Transmexican Volcanic Belt which has distinctive ecological and geographical features.

Keywords : Protected natural area; Conservation; Inventory; Type locality; Taxonomy.

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