Wild pigs of the Philippines
The Philippines (Filipino: Baboy Ramo or Baboy Damo) has four endemic species of wild pigs. This makes the Philippines unique in having arguably the largest number of endemic wild pigs (Genus Sus). Two separate populations of unstudied wild pig species have been reported on the islands of Tawi-Tawi (near Sabah, Malaysia), and Tablas (in the central Philippines).
Hybridization with domestic pigs Sus domesticus are becoming rampant.
Endemic Philippine wild pig species
- Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons)
- Philippine warty pig (Sus philippensis)
- Mindoro warty pig (Oliver's warty pig) (Sus oliveri) (often listed as a subspecies of the Philippine warty pig, S. p. oliveri)
- Palawan bearded pig (Sus ahoenobarbus) (often listed as a subspecies of the Bornean bearded pig, Sus barbatus ahoenobarbus)
The Philippines is also home to the Bornean bearded pig, which can be found at the Tawi-Tawi province at the tip of the Sulu Archipelago. The species is widely ranging in Borneo.
- Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos Status Survey and Action Plan, Chapter 5.6, Philippine Warty Pigs (1993)
- Lucchini, V., Meijaard, E., Diong, C. H., Groves, C. P. & Randi, E. 2005. New phylogenetic perspectives among species of South-east Asian wild pig (Sus sp.) based on mtDNA sequences and morphometric data. Journal of Zoology 266, 25-35.
- Asian Wild Pig News, Asian Wild Pig Research and Conservation Group, Vol. 2 (1) (January 2002).
-  last accessed 23 June 2011.