Group: Margid


Margid proper. Probably arrived with one of the earlier migrations to America. Typified by Otomi, Purépecha, Pame, Pima of Mexico, as well West Mono and Pomo of California. More mixed in Maidu, Aztecs, Maya, Yuma, Shoshone, and many others over a large area from Northern Guatemala to the Great Plains. Although it is often mixed today, it still plays an important role in modern Mexicans.

Physical Traits:

Reddish medium, sometimes dark brown skin, often straight black hair. (Rather) short, meso-, sometimes macroskelic, endomorph, sometimes ectomorph. Mesocephalic, sometimes dolichocephalic, mildly hypsicranic. Mesorrhine, straight or slightly concave nose with a depressed root. Face rhomboid, mildly prognathous. Chin slightly receding, visible supraorbital arches. Eyes usually not slanted.


Named and defined by Lundman (1967), who separated it from Californids who were often combined with the type by other authors, they generally regarded it the Margid proper (Eickstedt, 1934; Vogel, 1974; Knussmann, 1996). Imbelloni (1952) and Biasutti (1967) regarded it a shorter, robust version of Sonorid.

Similar types:

Californid Pueblid
Sonorid Maya
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