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SPECIES Potamochoerus porcus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 50.
Common Name:Red River Hog
Type Locality:"Habitat in Africa" (West Africa); based on animals exported to Brazil (Simoons, 1953).
Distribution:Rainforest zone of Africa from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem. Rep. Congo, Equatorial Guinea (Mbini), Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo; no reliable record from Gambia (Grubb et al., 1998) or Sudan (Grubb, 1993).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:A monotypic species (Grubb, 1993).



    albifrons Du Chaillu, 1860
    albinuchalis Lönnberg, 1919
    guineensis (Pallas, 1766)
    mawambicus Lorenz, 1923
    penicillatus (Schinz, 1848)
    pictus (Gray, 1852)
    ubangensis Lönnberg, 1910

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