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- Endemic to the generally hot and dry Gran Chaco of western Paraguay, northwestern Argentina, and southeastern Bolivia
- Torres et al. (2017) suggest the southern limit of this species extends farther south than previously thought
- Distribution is fragmented, possibly due to intense hunting pressure following increased accessibility (i.e., development) of the Chaco.
- A mosaic of xerophytic thorn forest, open woodland with dense grass and sparse cactus, and agricultural land.
- Chacoan peccaries evidently adapt to land degraded by fire and overgrazed by livestock as long as ample food and cover are available and they are not overhunted.
- Home ranges in Paraguay were 3.8-15.5 sq km; little overlap. Dispersing animals have occupied three discrete ranges and moved 4.6 km during a 9-month period. Movement within the home range is continual.
Chacoan Peccary Distribution
The Chacoan Peccary occurs in South America, in parts of Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia.
Adapted from www.d-maps.com according to IUCN fact sheet. Click here or on map for detailed distribution (IUCN).
Mayer & Brandt (1982)
Mayer & Wetzel (1986)
Redford & Eisenberg (1992)
Taber et al. (1993)
Taber et al. (1994)
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