Javelinas and Other Peccaries: Their Biology, Management, and Use, Second Edition

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Javelinas and Other Peccaries is certain to be regarded as the definitive source on this family of piglike creatures consisting of three species. Best known in the United States is the javelina, or collared peccary, but the firsthand observations and extensive information provided in this well-illustrated volume, cover all of the species. The javelina extends its range from the southwestern United States to northern Argentina, while the larger white-lipped peccary prefers warmer, moister tropical forests such as...
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Overview


Javelinas and Other Peccaries is certain to be regarded as the definitive source on this family of piglike creatures consisting of three species. Best known in the United States is the javelina, or collared peccary, but the firsthand observations and extensive information provided in this well-illustrated volume, cover all of the species. The javelina extends its range from the southwestern United States to northern Argentina, while the larger white-lipped peccary prefers warmer, moister tropical forests such as from extreme southern Mexico to northern Argentina. The Chacoan, or giant peccary, exists only in a small area known as the Chaco in western Paraguay, northern Argentina, and eastern Bolivia; scientists did not discover this species until 1972.

Lyle K. Sowls, who has studied these animals for nearly forty years, examines this family of New World mammals and presents his findings on each species' anatomy and physiology, behavior, reproduction, effects on the environment, diet, reaction to diseases, and habitat. He also includes sonograms of peccary vocalizations representing their social communication.

Additionally, Sowls provides a review of management practices, along with recommendations on the management and conservation of peccaries. He suggests that peccaries offer an opportunity for modern wildlife management to help bring better use of forest areas to sustained land use. He reviews the peccaries' importance as a game animal for sport hunters, and includes reports from early explorers and discussion of American Indians' use of the animals. This fully revised book, out of print since 1989, is a useful tool for mammalogists and other wildlife scientists, game specialists, and general readers interested in javelinas in the U.S. Southwest and peccaries throughout the Americas.

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Editorial Reviews

TOWA News

“. . . Written in a scientific style, this book is well indexed which makes information easy to find. This is one of those books that needs to be on the shelf of anyone interested in wildlife, hunting or the outdoors in general.”--TOWA News
Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society

“This book is a splendid compilation of the author’s own work plus relevant studies published by many others.”--Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Human Ecology

“. . . the book contains fascinating chapters on the importance of peccaries . . . This book, whose author is one of the leading authorities on peccary biology, behavior, and conservation, is an invaluable resource, not only for biologists and anthropologists but for anyone interested in biodiversity and conservation in tropical America.”--Human Ecology
From the Publisher

 “. . . contains fascinating chapters on the importance of peccaries . . .This book, whose author is one of the leading authorities on peccary biology, behavior, and conservation, is an invaluable resource, not only for biologists and anthropologists but for anyone interested in biodiversity and conservation in tropical America.”—Human Ecology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623490089
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Series: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series , #21
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


LYLE K. SOWLS is Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Science in the School of Renewable Natural Resources at the College of Agriculture, University of Arizona.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I The Three Living Species 1
Ch. 1 An Introduction to Peccaries 3
Ch. 2 External Morphology; Size and General Description 17
Ch. 3 Anatomy 29
Ch. 4 Physiology and Genetics 44
Pt. II The Collared Peccary or Javelina 55
Ch. 5 Distribution, Habitats, and Adaptability 57
Ch. 6 Diet and Nutrition 69
Ch. 7 Reproduction 86
Ch. 8 Causes of Natural Mortality 105
Ch. 9 Population Dynamics 122
Ch. 10 General Behavior 130
Ch. 11 Social Behavior: The Herd 143
Ch. 12 Communication by Scent and Sound 159
Pt. III White-lipped and Chacoan Peccaries 171
Ch. 13 The White-lipped Peccary 173
Ch. 14 The Chacoan Peccary 198
Pt. IV Peccaries and People 219
Ch. 15 Peccaries and Native Americans 221
Ch. 16 The Collared Peccary in the Southwestern United States 239
Ch. 17 Peccaries in a Changing Environment 248
Ch. 18 Conservation and Management 257
Epilogue 275
Appendix
Literature Cited 281
Index 319
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