Oliver's Warty Pig


Oliver's Warty Pig
Oliver's Warty Pig (Mindoro Warty Pig)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Suinae
Genus: Sus
Species: Sus oliveri
Binomial name
Sus oliveri
Groves, 1997

Oliver's Warty Pig (Sus oliveri), or Mindoro Warty Pig is a small species of pig which can only be found on the island of Mindoro in the Central Philippines. This species previously treated to be a subspecies of S. philippensis, was shown to be morphologically and genetically different.[2][3][4]

This species is heavily hunted and is extremely rare.

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References

  1. ^ (2008). Sus oliveri. 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 endangered.
  2. ^ Grubb, P. 2005. Order Artiodactyla. Pp. 637-722 in Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. 3rd ed.
  3. ^ Groves, C.P. 1997. Taxonomy of wild pigs (Sus) of the Philippines. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 120:163-191.
  4. ^ Lucchini, V., Meijaard, E., Diong, C. H., Groves, C. P. & Randi, E. 2005. New phylogenetic perspectives among species of South-east Asian wild pig (Sus sp.) based on mtDNA sequences and morphometric data. Journal of Zoology 266, 25-35.

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