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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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A late Pleistocene occurrence of the collared peccary Dicotyles tajacu in Guatemala.
25mm), clarified that it was a puma who ate the peccary.
Habitat loss, a restricted range, and overhunting have caused Chacoan peccary numbers to plummet.
And if a peccary gets separated from its herd, it may be able to smell its way back by sniffing for other herd members.
While the collared peccary is primarily a creature of dry bush and forest, the white-lipped is more a tropical creature.
2006) reported that neither species of peccary showed a preference for trails or off-trail sites but Harmsen et al.
The white-tailed deer (31% of observations) and collared peccary (24%) were the prey most frequently encountered.
My excuse was that I wanted to get a white-lipped peccary and try for a red brocket--knowing the chances weren't good--but the truth is I like the Yucatan jungle.
Abundance of collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) in two protected areas of the Colombian Guayana.