Heude's pig

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Heude's pig
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Sus
Species:
S. bucculentus
Binomial name
Sus bucculentus
Heude, 1892

The Heude's pig (Sus bucculentus), also known as the Indochinese warty pig or Vietnam warty pig, is a species of even-toed ungulate in the family Suidae. It is found in Laos and Vietnam. It is virtually unknown and was feared extinct, until the discovery of a skull from a recently killed individual in the Annamite Range, Laos, in 1995.[2] Recent evidence has suggested that the Heude's pig may be identical to (and consequently a synonym of) wild boars from Indochina east of the Mekong.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Groves, C.P.P. & Oliver, W. (2008). "Sus bucculentus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 5 April 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient.
  2. ^ Groves, C.P; Schaller, G.B.; Amato, G.; Khounboline, K. (March 1997). "Rediscovery of the wild pig Sus bucculentus". Nature. 386 (6623): 335–335. doi:10.1038/386335a0.