No evidence of interference competition among the invasive feral pig and two native peccary species in a Neotropical wetland

Journal of Tropical Ecology
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Abstract

In South America, the invasive feral pig (Sus scrofa Linnaeus) has become established in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and in a wide range within Brazil, along the southern half of the Atlantic Forest, in the cerrado (savanna) and in the Pantanal wetland. The geographical ranges of the two most common South American native peccary (Tayassu pecari Link and Pecari tajacu Linnaeus) overlap almost entirely, and the feral pig now co-occurs with them in several areas. Because feral pig, white-lipped and collared peccary are considered ecological equivalents, there has been much speculation about possible competitive interactions among them (Desbiez et al. 2009, Sicuro & Oliveira 2002).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title No evidence of interference competition among the invasive feral pig and two native peccary species in a Neotropical wetland
Series title Journal of Tropical Ecology
Volume 27
Issue 5
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publisher location Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Tropical Ecology
First page 557
Last page 561
Country Argentina;Uruguay;Paraguay;Brazil