Mammalogy Notes (Jun 2016)

Cranial measurements of jaguars (Panthera onca) from the State of Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Mario C. Lavariega,
  • Migue Miguel Briones-Salas

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 3, no. 1-2
pp. 41 – 43


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We recorded five jaguar skulls (Figure 1); four were placed in the physiographic subprovince of the Sierra Madre of Oaxaca, and one in the Pacific Coastal Plain (Ortíz-Pérez et al. 2004). Three individuals were hunted in cloud forest, one in pasture for livestock contiguous to oak forest, and the other in an area with a mixture of semi-deciduous tropical forest and coffee crops. Three skulls were recorded above 1000 masl, one was placed at 800 masl and the other at 300 masl. The individuals were killed due to jaguar-livestock conflicts.