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ESPINOSA-LUCAS, David Alejandro et al. Three new records in the zone of influence of the Biosphere Reserve Tehuacan-Cuicatlan, Oaxaca. Therya [online]. 2015, vol.6, n.3, pp.661-666. ISSN 2007-3364.


Tamandua mexicana is the only species of anteater present throughout Mexico. Whereas Galictis vittata and Eira barbara are two species of endangered mustelids according to the mexican's laws. We present records for the three species mentioned, located within the area of influence of the Biosphere Reserve Tehuacan-Cuicatlan (RBTC), in the state of Oaxaca.


Over five years, a strong link to various human communities located within the RBTC has consolidadted, conforming to date 19 participatory monitoring groups, each represented by a different municipality. Each of the groups are familiar with the use of camera traps, and their correct location in the field.


The noteworthy records of Tamandua mexicana, Galictis vittata and Eira barbara for the zone of influence of the RBTC were obtained. The record of T. mexicana was obtained in the town of Concepcion Papalo in pine-oak forest. The records of mustelids were obtained in the town of Santa Maria Papalo, in cloud forest.


These records obtained for the area of influence of the RBTC provides new information for the three species and increases the list of mammals adjacent to the reserve. The record of the anteater increases its altitudinal range reported approximately 500 m. Whereas for mustelids our information is relevant because of their critical situation and the limited information which has been marked as priority for the Mustelidae Family.

Keywords : Altitude; camera trapping; forest; participatory monitoring; record; small carnivores.

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