Togian babirusa

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Togian Babirusa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Babyrousa
B. togeanensis
Binomial name
Babyrousa togeanensis
(Sody, 1949)
Babyrousa togeanensis map.svg
Range (in brown)

The Togian babirusa (Babyrousa togeanensis), also known as the Malenge babirusa,[2][3] is the largest species of babirusa. It is endemic to the Togian Islands of Indonesia, but was considered a subspecies of Babyrousa babyrussa until 2002.[1] Compared to the better-known north Sulawesi babirusa, the Togian babirusa is larger, has a well-developed tail-tuft, and the upper canines of the male are relatively "short, slender, rotated forwards, and always converge".[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Macdonald, A.A.; Burton, J. & Leus, K. (2008). "Babyrousa togeanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009.2.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ "ADW: Babyrousa: CLASSIFICATION".
  3. ^ "COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 407/2009 of 14 May 2009 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein". Official Journal of the European Union. 2009-05-19. p. L 123/3.
  4. ^ Meijaard, E. and Groves, C. P. (2002). Upgrading three subspecies of Babirusa (Babyrousa sp.) to full species level. IUCN/SSC Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos Specialist Group (PPHSG) Newsletter 2(2): 33-39.
  5. ^ Meijaard, E., J. P. d'Huart, and W. L. R. Oliver (2011). Babirusa (Babyrousa). Pp. 274–276 in: Wilson, D. E., and R. A. Mittermeier, eds. (2011). Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 2, Hoofed Mammals. ISBN 978-84-96553-77-4