Catagonus wagneri, more commonly known as the Chacoan peccary, is endemic to the South American countries of Paraguay, Bolivia, and Southern Brazil. Learn more about the Chacoan peccary – with amazing Chacoan peccary photos and facts on Arkive. PDF | The Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri), an endemic species of the Gran Chaco ecoregion, is endangered of extinction due mainly to habitat loss and.

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As a defensive strategy, members of a herd may line up in a defensive wall; this makes the herds harder targets for hunters. The species is well adapted to the dry, hostile xatagonus in which it lives, and obtains most of its water from fleshy plants, such as cacti and bromeliads.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Javelinas and other Peccaries: Large family listed below. Overall Conservation Attention We combined all of the expert information on conservation actions to calculate an overall conservation attention score for this species. The Chacoan peccary gains essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and catagonuus from the salt licks Sowls Hunting also continues, as well as an unidentified disease that has plagued the herds in recent years.

Females produce their first litters at a minimum age of two years, and have one litter per year with a mean litter size of one to four young. The nature of the diseases remains unknown though foot-and-mouth and bovine rabies were common in the region catagpnus this time amongst livestock 4.


Chacoan peccary

These animals are social and communicate by various sounds from grunting to chatters of the teeth 5. The colour of the word indicates how much that threat impacts the species darker shades of red mean the threat catagonuz more severe. White-lipped peccary Tayassu pecari. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Conservation Status Because the Catagonuus peccary is endemic to a formerly isolated region of South America, it is most vulnerable to human activity.

Chacoan Peccary – Catagonus wagneri : WAZA : World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

There is no sexual dimorphism Mayer et al. It also possesses a third hind toe, while other peccaries only have two hind toes 5.

It is an ungulate with a well-formed rostrum with a tough leathery snout. wagnei

The pelage of the young resembles that of the adults Schmidt In the late s and s there were reports of large groups of Chacoan peccaries dying from diseases.

It is an ungulate with brownish grey bristle-like fur, a dark stripe running across the back, and white fur on the shoulders 5. These social mammals communicate by various sounds, ranging from grunts to chatters of the teeth. Hunting also continues as well as an unidentified disease that has plagued the herds in recent years Sowls The arid habitat of the Gran Chaco region provides very tough vegetation for C.


The average number of embryos has been recorded as approximately 2.

Goal years The natural habitat of the species will be conserved and will be connected for populations to interchange individuals and existing populations are conserved. A dark stripe runs across the back, and white fur is found on the shoulders. Catagonus wagneri Chacoan peccary Facebook. Bubalus Water buffalo B. Chacoan peccaries have received the nickname “pigs from green hell” because of their wild, inpenetrable habitats.

Even though individuals may occassionally exhibit aggressive behavior like charging and biting, this species is not as aggressive as others. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chacoan Peccary Catagonus wagneri.

The Chacoan peccary is confined to hot, dry areas. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for: Chacoan peccaries often travel in herds of up to ten individuals Parker This species of peccary seeks out salt licks formed from ant wagner and construction projects like road building and land clearings.