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Suidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Suidae is a member of the Superfamily Suoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Suidae:

The Family Suidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Aureliachoerus

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Babirusa

The babirusas are a genus, Babyrousa, in the pig family (Suidae) found in Wallacea, or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru. All members of this genus were considered part of a single species until 2002, the babirusa, B. babyrussa, but following the split into several species, this scientific name is restricted to the Buru babirusa from Buru and Sula, whereas the best-known species, the north Sulawesi babirusa, is named B. celebensis. The name "pig-deer" has sometimes also been used in English, and is a direct translation of the Indonesian babi-rusa. [more]

Babyrousa

The babirusas are a genus, Babyrousa, in the pig family (Suidae) found in Wallacea, or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru. All members of this genus were considered part of a single species until 2002, the babirusa, B. babyrussa, but following the split into several species, this scientific name is restricted to the Buru babirusa from Buru and Sula, whereas the best-known species, the north Sulawesi babirusa, is named B. celebensis. The name "pig-deer" has sometimes also been used in English, and is a direct translation of the Indonesian babi-rusa. [more]

Bunolistriodon

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Cainochoerus

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Chleuastochoerus

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Choeropotamus

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Conohyus

Dicoryphochoerus

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Hippohyus

Hippopotamodon

Hylochoerus

The Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni ? the only member of its genus) is native to wooded habitats in Africa and generally is considered the largest wild member of the Suidae (pig family; a few subspecies of the wild boar can reach an even larger size). Despite its large size and relatively wide distribution, it was only described by scientists in 1904. The specific name honours Richard Meinertzhagen, who shot the type specimen in Kenya and had it shipped to the Natural History Museum in England. [more]

Hyotherium

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Kenyasus

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Kolpochoerus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia. [more]

Korynochoerus

Kubanochoerus

Libycochoerus

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Listriodon

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Lophochoerus

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Lopholistriodon

Megalochoerus

Mesochoerus

Metridiochoerus

Microstonyx

Namachoerus

Nguruwe

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Notochoerus

Nyanzachoerus

Palaeochoerus

Phacochoerus

Phacochoerus is a genus of in the Suidae family, comprising 2 species. It is the sole genus of subfamily Phacochoerinae. [more]

Porcula

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Potamochoeroides

Potamochoerus

Potamochoerus is a in the pig family (Suidae). The two species are restricted to Sub-saharan Africa, although the Bushpig, possibly due to introduction by man, also occurs in Madagascar and nearby islands. [more]

Propalaeochoerus

Propotamochoerus

Sivachoerus

Stylochoerus

Sus

SUS or Sus can refer to: [more]

Tetraconodon

More info about the Genus Tetraconodon may be found here.

Footnotes

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  1. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=113347

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 04:12:17