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NAVARRO FERNANDEZ, Eloísa; POZO DE LA TIJERA, Carmen  and  ESCOBEDO CABRERA, Enrique. Afinidad ecológica y distribución actual de Primates (Cebidae) en Campeche, México. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2003, vol.51, n.2, pp.591-600. ISSN 0034-7744.

We carried out surveys realized field work from March to September 2000 to get the current distribution of Cebids in the state of Campeche, Mexico. Based on interviews and direct observations. We defined the distribution of Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis and Alouatta pigra and we documented the first time localities where Allouata palliata is found in the state. We made distributional maps of each species using vegetation overlays from Inventario Nacional Forestal (Inv For) and each point documented during fieldwork. We presented the distribution of species according to confiability of the verified or expected data. Using the attributes table of Inv For, we calculated the areas of distribution which were 22 735 km2 for Alouatta sp. and 18 501km2 for A. g. yucatanensis. We also presented the area occupied by each species according to vegetation types and the relative proportion of these vegetation types in the state. We confirmed the ability of Alouatta sp. to survive in disturbed environments produced by habitat fragmentation, and the affinity of A. g. yucatanesis to well preserved habitats.

Keywords : Habitat affinity; new record; conservation; ecology; GIS.

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