Desert Warthog

Desert Warthog
Desert Warthog
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Phacochoerus
Species: P. aethiopicus
Binomial name
Phacochoerus aethiopicus
(Pallas, 1766)

The Desert Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) is a species of even-toed ungulate in the Suidae family. It is found in northern Kenya, Somalia, possibly Djibouti, possibly Eritrea, and possibly Ethiopia. This is the range of the extant subspecies, commonly known as the Somali Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus delamerei). Another subspecies, commonly known as the Cape Warthog (Phacochoerus a. aethiopicus), became extinct around 1865, but formerly occurred in South Africa.[1]


  1. ^ a b d'Huart, J.P., Butynski, T.M.M. & De Jong, Y. (2008). Phacochoerus aethiopicus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.

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