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peccary

a South American suiform animal, of the genus Tayassu. Gregarious, omnivorous, small in size, black in color, with a sacculated stomach like a ruminant. Resembles a miniature wild boar. Species include Catagonus wagneri (chacoan peccary), Tayassu tajacu (collared peccary), Tayassu peccari (white-lipped peccary).

peccary flea
pulexporcinus.
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6%) against serogroup Australis (serovar bratislava) has been reported in collared peccaries and in feral and domestic pigs (7,8)
For coatis and collared peccaries, N was estimated directly by counting each animal in each social group.
Elsewhere, hunting and destruction of Latin America's rainforests pose problems for the white-lipped and, to a lesser extent, collared peccaries.
No wonder early Spanish explorers and missionaries called collared peccaries "musk hogs.
Degeneration predominated in secondary and antral follicles of collared peccaries, which may be related to the follicle growth wave, that is, this species seems to have a first atresia wave and follicle selection, followed by a new atresia and dominance of some follicles.
Typically, they are more aggressive and will hold to fight the dogs, while collared peccaries will move ahead of the pack, usually on established trails.
Resource partitioning in sympatric populations of collared peccaries and feral hogs in southern Texas.
in Collared Peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) Reared in Captivity in the Tropics of Peru