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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Their range is being quickly transformed into large Texas-style ranches.

Tragelaphus including kudus Sitatunga T. There is no sexual dimorphism. This is probably due to the isolated, wild habitats of the species Sowls Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos. Newborns are precocialable to run a few hours after birth. Ralph Wetzel and colleagues, the species was thought to be extinct Sowls It is known locally as the tagua.

International Union for Conservation of Nature. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Hippotragus Roan antelope H.

Young are generally born between the months of September to December, wagnsri litters have been found almost year-round Mayer et al. Births have been linked to periods of food abundance and rainfall Sowls A population has been established in North American and European zoos.

Review terms and conditions page for details. When the Chacoan peccary is nervous or frightened, it flees, and raises the hairs on its back. The colour shows how important each action catafonus considered to be for the conservation of this species. There have been no reports of the Chacoan peccary adversely affecting humans.


Chacoan Peccary

GeoZoo Mammals, Accessed December 10, at http: Without vegetation cover, this species has no shelter from predation and hunting, and no food to eat 5. The Chacoan peccary gains essential minerals like calciummagnesiumand chlorine from the salt licks.

It obtains essential minerals from eating mineral-rich soil at naturally occurring salt-licks, and leaf-cutter mounds. Herds display a general wwagneri cycle within the homerange of 42 days. The Chacoan peccary or tagua Catagonus wagneri is the last extant species of the genus Catagonus ; [2] it is a peccary found in the Gran Chaco of ParaguayBoliviaand Argentina.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ensure viable populations cxtagonus Catagonus wagneri in the Chaco eco-region, maintaining ecological integrity and environmental connectivity throughout its distribution, within a framework of sustainable development that addresses the needs and visions of local communities, valuing the catgonus as emblem.

Pantholops Tibetan antelope P. Views Read Edit View history. We combined all of the expert information on conservation actions to calculate an overall conservation attention score for this species.


60. Chacoan Peccary

It is believed to be the closest living relative to the extinct genus Platygonus. Family Bovidae subfamily Antilopinae. Pelea Grey rhebok P.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Catagonus wagneri. It is the only living species of its genus, Datagonus, with only three close relatives in the family Tayassuidae; each of which are the sole members of their own genera. Large family listed below. It has white hairs around the mouth, unlike other peccaries.

Though we edit cataonus accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. It is the largest of the three species of peccary, and has many pig-like features.

Females may leave the herd to give birth and then return afterwards. Their Biology, Management, and Use: Giant forest hog H. It occurs in fragmented populations across a wahneri range of approximately ,km2. Historically, the “spirit masters of the forest” have been hunted by local peoples, providing a plentiful and reliable source of protein.

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. Other foods eaten include roots, seeds, fruit and forbs.