Maremman boar

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Maremman boar
Sus scrofa majoris - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria - Genoa, Italy.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Sus
Species: S. scrofa
Subspecies: S. s. majori
Trinomial name
Sus scrofa majori
De Beaux (it) and Festa (it), 1927 [1]

The Maremman boar (Sus scrofa majori) is a subspecies of wild boar native to Maremma in Central Italy. It is much smaller than the Central European boar and the two subspecies have been interbred on farms.[citation needed]

Genetic studies (Larson et al. 2005) have confirmed that this taxon is a separate lineage from all other European wild boars.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Beaux, O.; Festa, E. (1927). "La ricomparsa del cinghiale nell'Italio settentrionale-occidentale". Memorie della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano. III: 263–322.
  2. ^ Gippoliti, Spartaco (September 2006). "Oscar De Beaux: a noteworthy Italian mammalogist and conservationist". Italian Journal of Zoology. 73 (3): 285–289. Retrieved 29 October 2017.