|The peccaries form a group of three species, found in an area stretching from the southern US to Argentina.|
While obviously pig-like, they have fewer teeth than Sus, and the upper canines grow downwards instead of outwards or upwards.
TAXONOMY Order - Artiodactyla (cloven-hoofed) Suborder - Suiformes ("pig-like") Family - Tayassuidae (peccaries)
|1.Collared Peccary Skull, lateral view.|
|Details of Specimens Illustrated|
|Overall length||237mm||Zygomatic width||105mm|
Scientific Name : Tayassu tajacu - Both names are variations on a native Brazilian name. Scientific Name : Peccary is another local name, as is Javelina (spear), perhaps a reference to its sharp tusks.
Scientific Name : Peccary is another local name, as is Javelina (spear), perhaps a reference to its sharp tusks.