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"Albuja V., Luis"

Albuja V., Luis: SEE Timm et al., 1986, 1989. (detail)
Timm, Robert M.; Albuja V., Luis; Clauson, Barbara L. (detail)
Ecology, distribution, harvest, and conservation of the Amazonian manatee Trichechus inunguis in Ecuador.
Biotropica 18(2): 150-156. 2 figs.
–Gives detailed manatee locality records for eastern Ecuador and northern Peru, lists food plants and other natural history anecdotes reported by hunters, describes present-day meat hunting and the Siona Indians' self-imposed ban on manatee hunting, and makes recommendations for manatee protection in the area.
Timm, Robert M.; Albuja V., Luis; Clauson, Barbara L. (detail)
Siona hunting techniques for the larger aquatic vertebrates in Amazonian Ecuador.
Studs. Neotropical Fauna & Envir. 24(1): 1-7. 2 figs.
–Describes in detail the manatee harpoons and hunting method used by the Siona Indians, notes that they are now voluntarily refraining from killing manatees in order to conserve the reduced numbers of the latter, and suggests that manatees may help maintain the Sionas' canoe routes by controlling water hyacinths.

Daryl P. Domning, Research Associate, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, and Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059.
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