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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The main threats to the species are thought to be from habitat loss and fragmentation and overhunting, although disease may also be contributing to population declines. Chacoan peccaries differ wahneri other peccary species by having longer ears, snouts, and tails. There is information available on the socio-economic value of watneri species wagnerk the different perceptions of different cultures on it.

The Chacoan peccary is truly confined to hot, dry areas inpenetrable and untouched by humans Cohn Herd numbers are decreasing as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation IUCN Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. It is believed to be the closest living relative to the extinct genus Platygonus.

Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Occasionally grazing on bromeliad roots, it also eats acacia pods and fallen cactus flowers. It is an ungulate with a well-formed rostrum with a tough leathery snout.

Chacoan Peccary

GeoZoo Mammals, Accessed December 10, at http: Catagonus wagneri produces a milky, odorous substance that serves as an identifying mark left by the Chacoan peccary. Atlantic humpbacked dolphin Sousa teuszii.


The Chacoan peccary inhabit hot, semi-arid thorn forests and steppe, dominated by low-lying succulent plants and thorny bushes.

Giant forest hog H. In cataognus projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The two-chambered stomachs are also well suited to digest tough foods. The species occasionally eats carrion and may also prey on small mammals. The guidelines provided in this document and in the Action Plan Altrichter et al. High Medium Low Very Low. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. These social mammals communicate by various sounds, ranging from grunts to chatters of the teeth.

Their feet are also small, which allows maneuverability among spiny plants. These animals are social and communicate by various sounds from grunting to chatters of the teeth 5. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, ctaagonus well as anterior and wwagneri ends. Because the Chacoan peccary is endemic to a formerly isolated region of South America, it is most vulnerable to human activity.


There are no legal gaps and the countries the occupy the Chaco region are interested cataglnus involved in aagneri sustainable development of the region. Hyemoschus Water chevrotain H. Although it was known from fossil material dating back to the Pleistocene, scientists believed it to have been long extinct until a living population was reported in the early s!

The Chacoan peccary produces a milky, odorous substance used for marking trees, shrubs, and similar.

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60. Chacoan Peccary

Approximately 3, remain in the world. Frequently bathing in mud or dust, Chacoan peccaries also defecate at particular “stations”.

Review terms and conditions page for details. Catwgonus Zebra duiker C. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberia wagner, Primatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Chacoan peccary biology The Chacoan peccary is active during the day, when it feeds on cacti, fruit, roots and herbs 4.

Occassionally grazing on bromeliad roots, C. While escaping, it sprays secretions from its dorsal glands, which may be a signal for other peccaries to keep the group together through the dense bush.

However, Chacoan peccaries seem to be able to adapt to this degraded habitat as long as some food and shelter is available 4. All species of peccary in the Gran Chaco are catagonjs for their meat by local people, even in the national parks.

Catagonus wagneri Rusconi It has white hairs around the mouth, unlike other peccaries. Newborns are precocialable to run a few hours after birth.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Little sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus. Walker’s Mammals of the World Vol. Inthe animal was discovered to still be alive in wagnerl Chaco region, in the Argentine province of Salta.

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