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Date of this Version

4-26-1974

Comments

Published as no. 23 of Occasional Papers of the Texas Tech University Museum (April 26, 1974). Copyright 1974, Texas Tech University Museum. Used by permission.

Abstract

This is the third in a series of papers detailing the distribution of mammalian species occurring on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The present paper deals with 12 native species belonging to the following orders: Marsupialia, six; Insectivora, one; Primates, two; Edentata, two; Lagomorpha, one. None of these species is endemic to the peninsula, although it constitutes the major part of the geographic range of Alouatta pigra. Endemic subspecies include Didelphis virginiana yucatanensis, Marmosa mexicana mayensis, and Sylvilagus floridanus yucatanicus.