Definition of Musk hog
1. Noun. Nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America.
Generic synonyms: Artiodactyl, Artiodactyl Mammal, Even-toed Ungulate
Group relationships: Genus Pecari, Genus Tayassu, Tayassu
Specialized synonyms: Collared Peccary, Javelina, Peccari Angulatus, Tayassu Angulatus, Tayassu Tajacu, Tayassu Pecari, White-lipped Peccary, Chiacoan Peccary
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Literary usage of Musk hog
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1. The Big Game of North America: Its Habits, Habitats, Haunts, and by George O. Shields (1890)
"?HE Peccary, or South American Musk-hog, is found in large herds in Old Mexico, and sometimes as far north as Arizona and Southern Texas. ..."
2. Western Field by Olympic Club (San Francisco, Calif.), California Game and Fish Protective Association (1907)
"The animal that I now wish to tell you about i^ the musk-hog, or peccary, ... a creature on earth that I know any thing about, that creature is a musk-hog. ..."
3. A History of the West Indies: Containing the Natural, Civil, and by Thomas Coke (1808)
"It is from this circumstance that these creatures have obtained the name of the musk hog ; and as they abound in Mexico, they have acquired the general ..."
4. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"... because the final basis for this fixation, "Tyson's description of what he calls a Mexican Musk-Hog," refers as much to South America as to Mexico. ..."
5. The Peccary--with Observations on the Introduction of Pigs to the New World by R. A. Donkin (1985)
"The first part of the statement suggests possible confusion with the peccary, which, however, is separately described under the "musk hog. ..."
6. The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies by Bryan Edwards, Daniel M'Kinnen (1805)
"... Mexican musk-hog of our English naturalists. Of this animal a very full and particular account has been given by Mons. Buffon in his Natural History, ..."
7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"... animal and not a mere morbid growth ; and of the Tajacu, or Mexico musk-hog. He published the first thorough dissection of the female Virginian opossum, ..."