A new species of living peccary (Mammalia: Tayassuidae) from the Brazilian Amazon

@inproceedings{Roosmalen2007ANS,
  title={A new species of living peccary (Mammalia: Tayassuidae) from the Brazilian Amazon},
  author={M.G.M. Roosmalen and Lucas Frenz and W. F. van Hooft and Hans H. de Iongh and Herwig Leirs},
  year={2007}
}
Here we report on the existence of a new species of even-toed ungulate in the Brazilian Amazon, which we name Pecari maximus, the giant peccary. It represents the largest of living peccary species. One complete mitochondri- al D-loop and two nuclear SINE PRE-1 DNA sequences of giant peccary compared with that of the sympatric and mor- phologically most similar collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) support full species status. The divergence time is estimated at 1.0-1.2 million years before present… CONTINUE READING

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