Sus strozzi

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Sus strozzi
Temporal range: Pliocene - Early Pleistocene
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Sus
Species: S. strozzi
Binomial name
Sus strozzi
Forsyth Major, 1881

Sus strozzi was a suid native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It was more primitive than the modern boar, and was eventually displaced by the latter when it entered Europe during the start of the Pleistocene, 1 Mya.[1] It was possibly adapted to a swamp environment, and may have been ancestral to the modern Javan warty pig.[2]


  1. ^ Biology and wildlife of the Mediterranean region, By Jacques Blondel, James Aronson
  2. ^ Kurtén, Björn (1968). Pleistocene mammals of Europe. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. pp. 153-155

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