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SPECIES Pecari tajacu

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 50.
Common Name:Collared Peccary
Type Locality:"Habitat in Mexici, Panamae, Brasiliae montibus, sylvis". Mexico selected by Thomas (1911a:140); however, Linnaeus's name Sus tajacu is based on the tajacu of Marcgraf, from Brazil, Pernambuco (Cabrera, 1961:319; Hershkovitz, 1963, 1987b) and this restriction of the type locality is adopted here.
Distribution:USA (mainly in Arizona and Texas), Mexico (outside the Sierra Madre), and all other Central American states; South America in N Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad, and Venezuela. Introduced to Cuba.
Status:CITES Appendix II (populations in the USA and Mexico not covered by CITES); IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
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