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Mayo EthnobotanyLand, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico$
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David Yetman and Thomas Van Devender

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227217

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227217.001.0001

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Plant and Animal Life

Plant and Animal Life

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(p.62) 4 Plant and Animal Life
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Mayo Ethnobotany
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David Yetman

Thomas R. Van Devender

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520227217.003.0004

This chapter describes the animals and plants found in the lands inhabited by the Mayos. It explains that the coastal vegetation of Mayo lands is divided into two subgroups, estuarine plants and dune and beach communities, and their lands contain several estuaries dominated by three species of mangroves. It describes the Mayo coastal thornscrub, foothills thornscrub and oak woodland. It also mentions that in Mayo lands snakes are feared and persecuted, with two notable and large exceptions: the boa constrictor and the indigo snake.

Keywords:   animals, plants, Mayos, coastal vegetation, estuarine plants, dune, beach communities, snakes, boa constrictor, indigo snake

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