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SPECIES Babyrousa babyrussa

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 50.
Common Name:Buru Babirusa
Type Locality:"Habitat in Borneo Indiae orientalis"; identified as "Island of Boero" by Thomas (1911a) (Indonesia, Buru Isl).
Distribution:Indonesia, Buru (N Molucca Isls) and Sula Isls.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Former subspecies raised to species rank (Groves, 2001a, Meijaard and Groves, 2002). Probably introduced to Buru and the Sulu Isls; original distribution unknown (Groves, 1980b).
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Synonyms:

    alfurus (Lesson, 1827)
    babirousa (Jardine, 1836)
    babirusa (Guillemard, 1889)
    babirussa (Quoy and Gaimard, 1830)
    frosti (Thomas, 1920)
    indicus (Kerr, 1792)
    orientalis (Brisson, 1762)
    quadricornua Perry, 1811

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