Long-nosed peccary, Mylohyus nasutus
Peccaries are New World relatives (familly Tayassuidae) of the Old World true pigs (family Suidae). They can easily be distinguished from true pigs by the fact that their upper canines (tusks) point downward, whereas the tusks of true pigs curve upward. The long-nosed peccary is one of two species that were present in the U.S. Midwest during the last ice age, and both species have since become extinct. Currently, only the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu) remains in the U.S., and its range is restricted from Arizona and Texas south to Argentina.
Artiodactyla (Hoofed Mammals)
Height: 0.75 m (2.5 ft)
Weight: 67.7 kg (149 lb); Mendoza et al. 2006