(redirected from javelinas)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


see peccarypeccary
, small wild pig, genus Tayassu, the only pig native to the Americas. Although similar in appearance to Old World pigs, peccaries are classified in a family of their own because of anatomical differences.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
His first archery harvest with his hard-earned bow was a coyote that we accidently called in while javelina hunting.
The first was last December when I hunted whitetails, feral hogs, javelina, and raccoons in Zavala County, Texas, with C-T Outfitters on a ranch of about 80,000 acres that is literally crawling with thousands of deer, including many 8- and 10-point trophy bucks, lots of feral hogs, plump Rio Grande turkeys, and the little native javelina.
Over 25% of the photos with identifiable animals came from location H9, including 70% of the detections of javelina (Pecari tajacu) and 50% of the detections of deer (Odocoileus virginianus and Odocoileus hemionus).
The most familiar is the collared peccary or javelina, Tayassu tajacu, common in Texas and ranging southward well into Argentina.
Texas javelina In the shooting world there are a lot of things I am not.
Wild boars and Southwest javelinas are sporty bowhunting targets offering wild fun with a highly affordable price of admission.
He will play for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.
Walk and watch: The trails at Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area (phoenix.gov/parks) are flat, wide, and excellent for spotting jackrabbits, javelinas, and 200 species of birds.
Three javelinas, wild pig-like animals, jumped out from the shadows and attacked Basquiat.
Full color photographs of black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, javelinas, coyotes, and even humans were discretely captured on film.
From the regal horned lizard, which can spit blood from its eyes, to the dung beetles' favorite food (ew!) to the piglike javelina that smells like stinky socks, each animal has its own gross habits or aspects for a reason--for example, javelinas use their musky odor to help keep the herd grouped together.
The Valley of the Sun is where bougainvillea blooms, jackrabbits jump, javelinas roam, and towering saguaro cacti are king.