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Peccary

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peccary

Origin: From the native South American name: cf. F. Pecari, Sp. Pecar.

(Science: zoology) A pachyderm of the genus Dicotyles.

The collared peccary, or tajacu (Dicotyles torquatus), is about the size and shape of a small hog, and has a white ring aroung the neck. It ranges from Arkansas to Brazil. A larger species (D. Labiatus), with white cheeks, is found in south America.