Heude's pig

Heude's pig
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Suidae
Genus:Sus
Species: S. bucculentus
Binomial name
Sus bucculentus
Heude, 1892

The Heude's pig (Sus bucculentus), also known as the Indochinese warty pig or Vietnam warty pig, is a species of even-toed ungulate in the family Suidae. It is found in Laos and Vietnam. It is virtually unknown and was feared extinct, until the discovery of a skull from a recently killed individual in the Annamite Range, Laos, in 1995.[2] Recent evidence has suggested that the Heude's pig may be identical to (and consequently a synonym of) wild boars from Indochina east of the Mekong.[1]

References

  1. 1 2 Groves, C.P.P. & Oliver, W. (2008). "Sus bucculentus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient.
  2. Groves, C. P., Schaller, G. B., Amato, G. and Khounboline, K. (1997). Rediscovery of the wild pig Sus bucculentus. Nature 386: 335.


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