Check List 17(2): 669-681, doi: 10.15560/17.2.669
Medium-sized and large mammals of the pine-oak forests and grasslands of the Rancho Experimental Teseachi in Chihuahua, Mexico
expand article infoFernando Álvarez-Córdova, Jesús A. Fernández§
‡ Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico§ Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
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We document the taxonomic diversity of medium-sized and large mammals present in Rancho Experimental Teseachi, a teaching and research facility of the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua located in the northwestern part of Chihuahua, Mexico. Monthly samplings were made with lineal transects of 5 km in two habitats, open grassland and pine-oak forest, where camera-traps and scent-stations were placed, and tracks were searched. Sixteen species of medium-sized and large mammals were recorded in the area, representing 12.03% of the state’s diversity. The greatest diversity was found in the pine-oak forest. Implementing three different sampling techniques at the same time allows the documentation of mammal diversity more efficiently than using only one or two sampling techniques.
Biological inventory, Carnivora, diversity, ecosystems, Lagomorpha, Rodentia