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Pigs (Family: Suidae) - Wiki
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Pigs (Family: Suidae) - Wiki

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[Photo] Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus), Suidae. Photo by Aaron Logan. Source:

Suidae is the biological family to which pigs and their relatives belong. Up to sixteen species are currently recognised, including the domestic pig Sus scrofa or S. domesticus. They are classified into between four and eight genera. In addition to numerous species of wild pig, the family includes the babirusa Babyrousa babyrussa and the warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus.

The complete list of species, with the usual genus classification, is as follows:

Babyrousa babyrussa Babirusa, pig-deer; Indonesia
Hylochoerus meinertzhageni Giant Forest Hog; Equatorial Africa
Phacochoerus aethiopicus Cape, Somali or Desert Warthog; West, East and southern Africa
Phacochoerus africanus Common Warthog
Potamochoerus larvatus Bushpig
Potamochoerus porcus Red River Hog; Africa south of the Sahara
Sus barbatus Bearded Pig; Malaysia, Indonesia
Sus bucculentus Vietnamese Warty Pig
Sus cebifrons Visasyas Warty Pig
Sus celebensis Celebes Warty Pig
Sus heureni Flores Warty Pig
Sus philippensis Philippine Warty Pig
Sus salvanius Pigmy Hog; NE India, Himalayas
Sus scrofa (also called S. domesticus) Domestic pig , wild boar; Europe, Asia
Sus timoriensis Timor Warty Pig
Sus verrucosus Javan pig, Warty Pig; Indonesia, Philippines
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