Potamochoerus Gray 1854 (pig)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Suidae

Synonym: Choiropotamus Gray 1852 [replaced name]

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1854. On the painted pig of the camaroons (Potamochoerus penicillatus). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 20:129-132

Parent taxon: Suinae according to S. M. Funk et al. 2007

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Bishop 2010, Carroll 1988, Gray 1854, McKenna and Bell 1997 and White and Harris 1977

Sister taxa: Babyrousini, Hippohyini, Hylochoerus, Kolpochoerus, Metridiochoerus, Phacochoerini, Phacochoerus, Porcula, Potamochoerini, Suini, Sus

Subtaxa: Potamochoerus penicillatus Potamochoerus porcus

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (7 collections), Kenya (9), South Africa (12), Spain (1), Swaziland (2), Tanzania (1), Zambia (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1), Malawi (1)

• Pliocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), India (2), Kenya (3), Malawi (1), Tanzania (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1)

• Miocene of China (7), Greece (1), Kenya (1)

Total: 57 collections including 60 occurrences

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