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SPECIES Hylochoerus meinertzhageni

Author:Thomas, 1904.
Citation:Nature, 70: 577.
Common Name:Giant Forest Hog
Type Locality:Kenya, "Nandi Forest, near the Victoria Nyanza, at an altitude of 7000 feet"; Nandi Forest, near Kaimosi [2134 m] (Allen and Lawrence, 1936).
Distribution:W Africa in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana; not confirmed from Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, and Togo (Grubb et al., 1998). C Africa in W and SE Cameroon, Central African Republic, N and E Dem. Rep. Congo, SW Ethiopia, N Gabon, Kenya, E Nigeria, N Republic of Congo, Rwanda, S Sudan, and Uganda; not reliably recorded from Tanzania (Grimshaw, 1998; Kock and Howell, 2000).
Status:IUCN – Vulnerable as H. m. ivoriensis, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:See Thomas (1904a) for designation of the type specimen. Hylochoerus schulzi Zukowsky, 1921 is a synonym of Potamochoerus larvatus hassama (Grimshaw, 1998; Kock and Howell, 2000). Synonymy otherwise follows Grubb (1993).


SUBSPECIES meinertzhageni


SUBSPECIES ivoriensis


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