This file presents the number of occurrences of each sequence (the trnL P6 loop) in the different faecal samples from tapirs.The sequences have been generated by the Illumina technology (Illumina/Solexa Genome Analyzer IIx).The sequences are sorted starting with the most repeated ones among all the samples. Data collection: Fabrice Hibert, Pierre Taberlet, Jérôme Chave, Caroline Scotti-Saintagne, Daniel Sabatier , Cécile Richard-Hansen Contact author: Fabrice Hibert (fabricenz@gmail.com)