Potamochoerus porcus Linnaeus 1758 (red river hog)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Suidae

Alternative combination: Sus porcus

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Potamochoerus according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

See also Linnaeus 1758, Peters 1990 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Potamochoerus larvatus, Potamochoerus penicillatus

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore


• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (7 collections), Kenya (7), South Africa (12), Swaziland (2), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Kenya (4), Malawi (1), Tanzania (3)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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