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Image number: RS.17543
Credit: ©The Royal Society

White-lipped peccary




Joseph Smit (1836-1929, Dutch), Illustrator

Creator - Organisation

M & N Hanhart, Lithographer

Object type

Library reference





height (page): 241 mm
width (page): 310mm


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Zoological study of two white-lipped peccaries, Tayassu pecari [listed here as Dicotyles Labiatus], found in Central and South America. The peccaries are depicted in their natural habitat, one facing forward, the other with one hoof raised as if in motion.

Table 10 from Biologia centrali-Americana; or, Contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and central America, the Mammalia volume, authored by Edward Aliston and co-edited by Frederick Du Cane Godman and Osbert Salvin.

Inscribed above: ‘Biol Centr Am Mammalia Tab 10’, and below: ‘J. Wolf del, J. Smith lith DICOTYLES LABIATUS Hanhart imp. 217’.

Written in the associated text: ‘the White-lipped peccary is found in great droves in the thick primeval forests of the warmer lowlands, but is also met with occasionally in the higher-lying mountain-woods’.

Frederick Du Cane Godman (1834-1919) British entomologist and ornithologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1882.

Osbert Salvin (1835-1898) British naturalist and ornithologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1873.

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