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Oliver's warty pig

Oliver's warty pig
(Mindoro warty pig)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Suinae
Genus: Sus
Species: Sus oliveri
Binomial name
Sus oliveri
Groves, 1997

Oliver's warty pig or Mindoro warty pig (Sus oliveri) is a small species of pig which can only be found on the island of Mindoro in the central Philippines. This species previously treated to be a subspecies of S. philippensis, was shown to be morphologically and genetically different.[2][3][4]

This species is heavily hunted and is extremely rare.

See also

References

  1. ^ Oliver, W. (2008). Sus oliveri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is endangered.
  2. ^ Grubb, P. 2005. "Order Artiodactyla". pp. 637–722 in Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. 3rd ed.
  3. ^ Groves, C.P. (1997). ) of the Philippines"Sus"Taxonomy of wild pigs (. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 120 (2): 163–191.  
  4. ^ Lucchini, V., Meijaard, E., Diong, C. H., Groves, C. P. & Randi, E. (2005). "New phylogenetic perspectives among species of South-east Asian wild pig (Sus sp.) based on mtDNA sequences and morphometric data". Journal of Zoology 266: 25–35.  

External links

  • Classification on Animal Diversity
  • Ungulates of the world – Sus oliveri on list
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