collared peccary

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collared peccary

A piglike hoofed mammal (Pecari tajacu) of the southwest United States to northern Argentina, having a gray and black coat with a whitish band across the shoulders. Also called javelina.


(ˈpɛk ə ri)

n., pl. -ries, (esp. collectively) -ry.
either of two piglike mammals constituting the New World family Tayassuidae, esp. Tayassu tajacu, ( collared peccary or javelina), having a dark gray coat with a white collar.
[1605–15; < Carib]
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Noun1.collared peccary - dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collarcollared peccary - dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collar; of semi desert areas of Mexico and southwestern United States
musk hog, peccary - nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America
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There are two peccaries: the collared peccary and the white-lipped peccary.
Other potential prey species included white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), white-nosed coati (Nasua narica), opossum (Didelphis virginiana), and three species each of lagomorphs and skunks as determined from our camera traps.
Javelinas were a different story The javelina, or collared peccary is a native North American animal weighing perhaps 30 to 50 pounds.
The role played by sympatric collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu), white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), and feral pig (Sus scrofa) as maintenance hosts for Trypanosoma evansi and Trypanosoma cruzi in a sylvatic area of Brazil.
In RBSAT, jaguar's diet is mainly collared peccary, withe-tailed deer and white-nosed coati; and puma prey consists mainly on withe-tailed deer, rabbits and great curassow (Hernandez-Saint Martin in revision); activity of jaguars was significantly related with activity of their principal prey species, but all these relationships were negative (Table 3).
Howler monkeys lazed on the suspension bridges and collared peccary (small wild pigs) fed under the canopy along the driveway.
The collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) is a neotropical mammal that has biological characteristics different from other suids.
Feral pigs probably occupy the same habitat requirements that local white-lipped peccary or queixada (Tayassu peccary Link, 1795) and collared peccary cateto (Pecari tajaco Linnaeus, 1758) do, particularly in terms of feeding strategies (Sicuro and Oliveira, 2002).
The exhibit includes many glamorous and popular animals including: Ocelot, Jaguar, Lynx, Male Cougar, Female Cougar, Grizzly Bear, Beaver, Black Wolf, Red Texan Wolf, Wolverine, Virginia Opossum, Northern Hare, Cross Fox, Collared Peccary, Horned Antelope and Columbian Black-Tailed Deer, to mention a few.
For local inhabitants, the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu) represents a major source of meat and income and is one of the most hunted species.