Mammals diversity in the State of Michoacan, Mexico

National School of Biological Sciences
National Polytechnic Institute
Prol. de Carpio y Plan de Ayala s/n
Col. Casco de Santo Tomas
11340 Mexico D.F.
Phone: 5729 6000
Fax 5729 6000 ext 46205

M. en C. Ticul Alvarez Solorzano
Head of the Project
M. en C. Juan Carlos López Vidal
Curator of the Collection of Terrestrial Chordates
Department of Zoology
Phone: 5729 6000 ext 62421
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Most of the published papers about mammals from the Michoacan State are from the coastal area. When we consider the abundance of natural resources, the fertile soil, the adequate weather and the variety of humane settlements throughout the history of Michoacan, we find patent changes in the primary ecological systems, which have recently been increasing. Therefore, it is important to recognize the regional ecologycal systems and the mammals as a component of them. This project proceeds from a comprehensive review of the mammal collections of the State of Michoacan and published papers, whose information has been integrated on a database.

The database contains 6 663 specimens pertaining to 22 families, 78 genera and 148 species, and it pertains to the SNIB.

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