Pecari tajacu (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 945

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D773-BD69-FF58-FA2D188CF80F

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Pecari tajacu (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Pecari tajacu (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Figure 2C

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Pro- vince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; stations ID 1–7, 10–13, 15–17, 19–22 ( Table 3); first capture on 23 June 2016; camera trap photos   .

Identification. The Collared Peccary is a medium-sized mammal with a dark gray coat, a large triangular head, and a pig-like snout. Pecari tajacu   can be distinguished from the similar Tayassu peccari (Link, 1795)   by its pale tan collar that stretches from the top of the shoulder to the back of the cheek ( Wainwright and Arias 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Artiodactyla

Family

Tayassuidae

Genus

Pecari