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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Chacoan peccaries fatagonus travel in herds of up to ten individuals Parker Preserves have also been established in Paraguay, but are not highly enforced.

Catagonus wagneri Rusconi Archived from the original on 22 November Chacoan peccary threats The recent decline in the range and numbers of this species is due to a number of factors, including hunting for meat, habitat destruction, disease and predation by larger felids like jaguars Panthera onca 4.

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watneri There is no sexual dimorphism. Objectives Priority Give proper value to the Chaco ecosystems, ecosystem services and resources Critical The existing legal regulations are improved, regionally appropriate and applicable. Positive Historically, the “spirit masters of the forest” have been hunted by local peoples, providing a plentiful and reliable source of protein. White-lipped peccary Tayassu pecari.

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Frequently bathing in mud or dust, Chacoan peccaries also defecate at particular “stations”. The species is well adapted to the dry, hostile climate in which it lives, and obtains most of its water from fleshy plants, such as cacti and bromeliads.


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Furthermore, habitat wwagneri is a major threat to this species. It occurs in fragmented populations across a geographical range of approximately ,km2.

There is no sexual dimorphism Mayer et al. Animal Diversity Website January, http: This wordcloud illustrates the threats facing this species.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Wikispecies has wwagneri related to Catagonus. The kidneys of Catagonus wagneri are specialized to break down acids from the cacti. For each action we used these two pieces of information to calculate the conservation attention score per action. It obtains essential minerals from eating mineral-rich soil at naturally occurring salt-licks, and leaf-cutter mounds.

Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Chacoan peccaries have received the nickname “pigs from green hell” because of their catagonue, inpenetrable habitats. Hyemoschus Water chevrotain H. GeoZoo Mammals, Accessed December 10, at http: Hunting also continues as catagonuus as an unidentified disease that has plagued the herds in recent years Sowls Giant forest hog H.

This species is particularly susceptible as they frequently dust bathe in groups in open spaces, including on roads, and often react to danger by standing their ground rather than fleeing.

Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as catagonjs as anterior and posterior ends. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. The American Society of Mammalogists. Review terms and conditions page for details. Glossary Ungulate Hoofed mammal.


These animals are social and communicate by various sounds from grunting to chatters of the teeth 5. A dark stripe runs across catagonks back, and white fur is on the shoulders. Chacoan peccary is endemic to the Gran Chaco region of western Paraguay, south-eastern Bolivia and northern Argentina.

Chacoan Peccary

This species is active during the day, particularly in the late morning. The size of each word indicates the extent of a species range that is affected by that threat larger size means a greater area is affected.

Occasionally grazing on bromeliad roots, it also eats acacia pods and fallen cactus flowers. Catagonus wagneri produces a milky, odorous substance that serves as an identifying mark left by the Chacoan peccary. Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. The average number of embryos has been recorded as approximately 2.

We combined all of the expert information on conservation actions to calculate an overall conservation attention score for this species. Watneri two-chambered stomachs are also well suited to digest tough foods.

It is believed waneri be the closest living relative to the extinct genus Platygonus. In a conservation action plan for this species was submitted to the Paraguayan Government, and in a similar plan was given to relevant authorities in Bolivia and Argentina 4.

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