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Tayassu tajacu (collared peccary)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Tayassuidae

Taxonomy
Sus tajacu was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Tayassu tajacu by Hay (1902), Thomas (1911), Wetzel (1977) and Gasparini (2013); it was recombined as Dicotyles tajacu by Woodburne (1968), Woodburne (1969), Wright (1989) and Wright (1993); it was recombined as Pecari tajacu by Miller (1912), Wilson and Reeder (1993), Theimer and Keim (1998), Agnarsson and May-Collado (2008) and Dutra et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Sus tajacu Linnaeus
1902Tayassu tajacu Hay p. 659
1911Tayassu tajacu Thomas p. 140
1912Pecari tajacu Miller
1968Dicotyles tajacu Woodburne
1969Dicotyles tajacu Woodburne p. 122
1977Tayassu tajacu Wetzel
1989Dicotyles tajacu Wright
1993Pecari tajacu Wilson and Reeder
1993Dicotyles tajacu Wright
1998Pecari tajacu Theimer and Keim
2008Pecari tajacu Agnarsson and May-Collado p. 974 figs. Fig. 5
2013Tayassu tajacu Gasparini p. 58
2017Pecari tajacu Dutra et al. p. 353

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
orderUngulata(Linnaeus 1766)
orderArtiodactyla()
superfamilySuoidea
familyTayassuidae
subfamilyTayassuinaePalmer 1897
tribeTayassuini
genusTayassuFischer 1814
speciestajacu()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: herbivoref
Diet 2: omnivoref
Created: 2005-06-08 10:11:09
Modified: 2005-08-23 13:10:33
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Nowak 1999, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Pleistocene to the top of the Holocene or 0.12600 to 0.00000 Ma

Collections (17 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lujanian0.781 - 0.012Argentina (Buenos Aires) Pecari tajacu (71303 71314)
Lujanian0.781 - 0.012Colombia (Huila) Pecari tajacu (71285)
Lujanian0.781 - 0.012Venezuela (Falcon) Pecari tajacu (113601)
Lujanian0.781 - 0.012Colombia Pecari tajacu (71291)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Venezuela (Falcón) Pecari tajacu (204069)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Guatemala (Peten) Dicotyles tajacu (71312)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (late glacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Arizona) Dicotyles tajacu (93244)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Brazil (Piaui) Pecari tajacu (71332 71334 71335)
Late/Upper Pleistocene - Holocene0.126 - 0.0Brazil (Bahia) Pecari tajacu (71313)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Panama Tayassu tajacu (21691)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Brazil (Districto Agropecura) Tayassu tajacu (21687)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Venezuela (Guarico) Tayassu tajacu (21686)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0USA (Texas) Dicotyles tajacu (74474)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Peru Tayassu tajacu (21689)