Link to enlarge image K5741 © Justin Kerr Charles Zidar

Family:  Procyonidae
Genus:  Nasua
Species:  nelsoni
Authority:  Merriam, 1901
Common Name:  Cozumel Island Coati
Maya Name:  Chi'ik, Ch'we
Faunal Type:  Mammal
Depictions:  Polychrome Ceramics
Significance:  Coatis represented clowns or jokers to the Maya. They may have been associated with agriculture (Redfield 1935).
Notes:  N. narica
Photos:  Click on an image below for high resolution comparison.

Other Faunal Photos:   Additional views of the faunal species, click on a photo below to view larger image.
Artifact Photo(s) Courtesy of Justin Kerr (FAMSI); Animal Photo(s) Courtesy of Wikipedia GNU General Public License Version 1.2, November 2002; Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0/2.5 License(s).

Previous Page |  Introductory Page

Return to top of page