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Plant and Animal Life

David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

in Mayo Ethnobotany

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520227217
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926356 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520227217.003.0004
Plant and Animal Life

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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

Chapter.  4299 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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