Peccaries; Also called: family Tayassuidae.
Vrsta malih, do 30 kg teških, divljih svinja sa jednom žlezdom na leđima koja luči tečnost veoma jaka mirisa (u žarkim krajevima Amerike); tajasu.
Sinonimi: musk hog
ETYM From the native South American name: cf. French pécari, Spanish pecar.
Nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North and South America; SYN. musk hog.
American wild pig.
One of two species of the New World genus Tayassu of piglike hoofed mammals. A peccary has a gland in the middle of its back which secretes a strong-smelling substance. Peccaries are blackish in color, covered with bristles, and have tusks that point downward. Adults reach a height of 40 cm/16 in, and a weight of 25 kg/60 lb.
Sinonimi: Tayassu pecari
Blackish peccary with whitish cheeks; larger than the collared peccary; SYN. Tayassu pecari.