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SPECIES Potamochoerus larvatus

Author:F. Cuvier, 1822.
Citation:Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, 8: 447.
Common Name:Bush-pig
Type Locality:"Madagascar" (no precise locality) here selected.
Distribution:Angola, N Botswana, Burundi, N Eritrea, Ethiopia, E and S Dem. Rep. Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, S Somalia, NE and S South Africa, S Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; Madagascar and Comoro Isls (introduced?).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Specifically distinct from P. porcus (de Beaux 1924; Grubb 1993). Syntypes from "Madagascar" and "Sitsikamma" (South Africa, Eastern Cape Prov., Humansdorp dist., Tsitsikamma); lectotype here designated as the skull from Madagascar illustrated in the original description. Synonymy modified from Grubb (1993). Evidence of domestication of species of Potamochoerus and transportation of P. porcus to Brazil (Simoons, 1953) suggest that P. larvatus could have been transported to Madagascar by humans.
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SUBSPECIES larvatus

SUBSPECIES edwardsi

SUBSPECIES hassama

SUBSPECIES koiropotamus

SUBSPECIES nyasae

SUBSPECIES somaliensis

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