Puma abundance on the Colima Volcanic Complex

Andrew M. Burton


Abstract: Two adult male pumas were captured and monitored via radio-telemetry on the Colima volcanoes, western Mexico. One male occupied the western, north, and eastern slopes of the volcanic complex, whereas the other male was only located on the northeastern and eastern slopes of the volcanoes. Neither of the two males occupied the southern flank of Colima volcano. The two males were never found within close proximity to each other, although occasionally they visited the same localities. Both cats were most frequently located within humid pine-oak forest between 2,300 m and 2,900 m and were never recorded above 3,300 m. An estimated minimum density of 0.9 adult pumas/100 km2 was obtained for the Colima volcanoes. 


Key words: Puma concolor, Colima volcano, radio-telemetry, movements.


Palabras clave: Puma concolor, Volcán de Colima, radio-telemetría, movimientos.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/ie.20074484e.2006.10.1.147

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