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Chacoan Peccary (Catagonus wagneri) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources

Chacoan Peccary (Catagonus wagneri)


Allen, J.L. 1992. Immobilization of giant Chacoan peccaries (Catagonus wagneri) with a tiletamine hydrochloride/zolazepam hydrochloride combination. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 28:499-501.

Altrichter, M., H. Beck, J. Gongora, A. Keuroghlian, and R. Reyna-Hurtado. 2018. Chacoan peccary Catagonus wagneri (Rusconi, 1930). In: Ecology, conservation and management of wild pigs and peccaries (Melletti, M. and E. Meijaard, eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; p. 246-254.

Altrichter, M., Taber, A., Noss, A., Maffei, L. & Campos, J. 2015. Catagonus wagneri. The IUCN red list of threatened species [Internet]. Version 2019.1; e.T4015A72587993.en. [ species assessed 2011 Aug 28; page accessed 2019 Jun 18].

Baillie, J. and B. Groombridge. 1996. 1996 IUCN red list of threatened animals. Gland, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 

Benirschke, K .and W.P. Heuschele. 1993. Proyecto Taguá: the giant Chaco peccary Catagonus wagneri conservation project. International Zoo Yearbook, 32:28-31. 

Benirschke, K., and A.T. Kumamoto. 1989. Further studies on the chromosomes of three species of peccary. Advances in Neotropical Mammalogy ,1989:309-316. 

Benirschke, K., M.L. Byrd, and D. Meritt. 1990. New observations on the Chacoan peccary, Catagonus wagneri. Internationalen Symposiums über die Erkrankungen der Zoo- und Wildtiere, 32:341-347. 

Benirschke, K., D.A. Hager, and D.K. Edwards III. 1995. Observations on neonatal mortality of the Chacoan peccary, Catagonus wagneri. Veterinary Pathology, 32:532-534. 

Brooks, D.M. 1992. Reproductive behaviour and development of the young of the Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri Rusconi, 1930) in the Paraguayan Chaco. Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde, 57:316-317. 

Gongora, J., Groves, C. and E. Meijaard. 2017. Evolutionary relationships and taxonomy of Suidae and Tayassuidae. In: M. Meletti and E. Meijaard, editors. Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries. Cambridge, UK. p. 1-19.

Handen, C.E. and K. Benirschke. 1991. Giant Chacoan peccary: feeding and social behavior of a captive group in natural habitat. Zoo Biology, 10:209-217. 

Hayssen, V., A. van Tienhoven, and A. van Tienhoven. 1993. Asdell's Patterns of Mammalian Reproduction. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 

Herring, S.W. 1985. Morphological correlates of masticatory patterns in peccaries and pigs. Journal of Mammalogy, 66:603-617. 

Hess, W.M., J.T. Flinders, C.L. Pritchett, and J.V. Allen. 1985. Characterization of hair morphology in families Tayassuidae and Suidae with scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Mammalogy, 66:75-84. 

Integrated Taxonomic Information System database (ITIS) [Internet]. [assessed 2017 May 23].

Kingswood, S.C., and D.M. Brooks. 1991. Captive management of taguá (Chacoan peccary) in Paraguay. Animal Keepers' Forum, 18:129-132. 

Kingswood, S.C., K. Benirschke, and D.M. Brooks. 1991. Taguá: 'flagship species' for conservation in Paraguay's Gran Chaco. American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums Annual Conference Proceedings, 1991:631 (abstract). 

Mares, M.A., R.A. Ojeda, and R.M. Barquez. 1989. Guide to the mammals of Salta Province, Argentina. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 

Mayer, J.J. and P.N. Brandt. 1982. Identity, distribution, and natural history of the peccaries, Tayassuidae. Special Publication Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. 6:433-455. 

Mayer, J.J. and R.M. Wetzel. 1986. Catagonus wagneri. Mammalian Species, 259:1-5. 

McKenna, M.C. and S.K. Bell. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. New York: Columbia University Press. 

Nowak, R.M. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World, sixth edition. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press. 

Oliver, W.L.R., ed. 1993. Pigs, peccaries, and hippos : status survey and conservation action plan. Gland, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 

Redford, K.H. and J.F. Eisenberg. 1992. Mammals of the Neotropics : the Southern Cone. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Shoemaker, A.H. [Chair, Mammal Standards Task Force]. 1997. AZA's minimum husbandry guidelines for mammals. Bethesda: American Zoo and Aquarium Association. 

Simpson, G.G. 1980. Splendid Isolation : the Curious History of South American Mammals. New Haven: Yale University Press. 

Sowls, L.K. 1997. Javelinas and other peccaries : their biology, management, and use, second edition. College Station: Texas A&M University Press. 

Taber, A. 1990. Monographie des Chaco-Pekaris (Catagonus wagneri).  Bongo, Berlin, 18:135-150. 

Taber, A.B., C.P. Doncaster, N.N. Neris, and F. Colman. 1994. Ranging behaviour and activity patterns of two sympatric peccaries, Catagonus wagneri and Tayassu tajacu, in the Paraguayan Chaco. Mammalia, 58:61-71. 

Taber, A.B., C.P. Doncaster, N.N. Neris, and F.H. Colman. 1993. Ranging behavior and population dynamics of the Chacoan peccary, Catagonus wagneri. Journal of Mammalogy, 74:443-454. 

Taber A, Altrichter M, Beck H, and Gongora J. 2011. Handbook of the mammals of the world, volume 2. Barcelona (Spain): Lynx Edicions; c2011. Chacoan Peccary Catagonus wagneri; p. 304-305.

Theimer, T.C. and P. Keim. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships of peccaries based on mitochondrial cytochrome b DNA sequences. Journal of Mammalogy, 79:566-572.

Torres R, Tamburini D, Lescano J, Rossi E. 2017. New records of the endangered Chacoan peccary Catagonus wagneri suggest a broader distribution than formerly known. Oryx. 51(02):286–289. doi:10.1017/S0030605315001404.

Unger, J. 1999. Taguá Registry. Toledo, Paraguay, Proyecto Taguá. 

UNEP. 2019. Species+: Catagonus wagneri [online database]. Nairobi, Kenya: UNEP [compiled by UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK]. [accessed 2019 Jun 18].

Wetzel, R.M. 1977. The Chacoan peccary Catagonus wagneri (Rusconi). Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 3:1-36. 

Wetzel, R.M. 1981. The hidden Chacoan peccary. Carnegie Magazine, 55(2):24-32. 

Wetzel, R.M., R.E. Dubos, R.L. Martin, and P. Myers. 1975. Catagonus, an "extinct" peccary, alive in Paraguay. Science, 189:379-381. 

Wijnstekers, W. 1995. The evolution of CITES : a reference to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, fourth edition. Chatelaine-Geneva, CITES Secretariat.

Wright, D.B. 1989. Phylogenetic relationships of Catagonus wagneri: sister taxa from the Tertiary of North America. Advances in Neotropical Mammalogy, 1989:281-308. 

Wright, D.B. 1993. Evolution of sexually dimorphic characters in peccaries (Mammalia, Tayassuidae). Paleobiology, 19:52-70. 

Yahnke, C.J., J. Unger, B. Lohr, D.A. Meritt, and W. Heuschele. 1997. Age specific fecundity, litter size, and sex ratio in the Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri). Zoo Biology, 16:301-307.

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The long, bristly hairs of a Chacoan peccary.

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