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SPECIES Phacochoerus africanus

Author:Gmelin, 1788.
Citation:In Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., 13th ed., 1: 220.
Common Name:Common Wart-hog
Type Locality:"Habitat in Africa a capite viridi ad caput bonae spei"; restricted to Senegal, "Cape Verd [Verde]" (Lydekker, 1915:373).
Distribution:Outside rainforest zone of Africa in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem. Rep. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nambia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, N Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Status:IUCN – Endangered as P. a. aeliani, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Specifically distinct from P. aethiopicus (Cooke and Wilkinson, 1978; Ewer, 1957; Grubb, 1993). Synonymy tentative, based on Grubb (1993).


SUBSPECIES africanus


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SUBSPECIES sundevallii


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