Núm. 63 (1994)
Notas científicas

DIFERENCIACION ENTRE LAS HUELLAS DE JAGUAR Y PUMA: UN ANALISIS DE CRITERIOS

Publicado 1994-05-09

Cómo citar

Aranda, M. (1994). DIFERENCIACION ENTRE LAS HUELLAS DE JAGUAR Y PUMA: UN ANALISIS DE CRITERIOS. ACTA ZOOLÓGICA MEXICANA (N.S.), (63), 73-78. https://doi.org/10.21829/azm.1994.63631947

Resumen

This note analyze five criteria used to differentiate between jaguar and puma footprints. Two Gritería were The most useful: more pointed toeprints in the puma, and better defined lobes in the hcol pads of pumas. One sixth is proposed in this paper, the proportion width of toes at two-Thirds of its length dividod by the width at one-third of its length. This quantitative criterion is a good discriminator between jaguar and puma footprints, with a confidence limits range from 0.71 to 1.03 in the jaguar and 0.60 to 0.76 in the puma.