Tapir in Mexico
Periodo de realización: 0001/01/01 al 2019/01/01
Tipo: Capítulo de libro
Lugar(es) de estudio: Periférico Sur s/n, María Auxiliadora, 29290 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico
Resumen: "Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii), the only species in the order Pesrissodactyla and family Tapiridae that occurs in Mexico, is commonly known as danta or anteburro in rural areas. Subspecies have not been described. It is the largest terrestrial native mammal in southern tropical Mexico. It is listed as endangered by the Mexican federal government. This species is relatively unstudied compared to many other Mexican mammals. Tapirs are difficult to study because they occur in low densities, and they are difficult to observe because of their secretive behavior makes them difficult to observe. Many aspects of its their life history and behavior have not been studied. The aim of this chapter is to provide a preliminary synthesis of the status, distribution, and life history of Baird’s tapir, based on the few studies conducted in southern Mexico and Central America."