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Potamochoerus larvatus  (F. Cuvier, 1822)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 625010

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): bushpig [English]
 
    Bush-pig [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderArtiodactyla Owen, 1848 – artiodactyls, porco do mato, veado, cloven-hoofed ungulates, even-toed ungulates  
                                  FamilySuidae Gray, 1821 – hogs, pigs  
                                     SubfamilySuinae Gray, 1821  
                                        TribePotamochoerini Gray, 1873  
                                           GenusPotamochoerus Gray, 1854 – African bushpigs  
                                              SpeciesPotamochoerus larvatus (F. Cuvier, 1822) – bushpig, Bush-pig  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Potamochoerus larvatus edwardsi A. Grandidier, 1867  
                                                 Subspecies Potamochoerus larvatus hassama (Heuglin, 1863)  
                                                 Subspecies Potamochoerus larvatus koiropotamus (Desmoulins, 1831)  
                                                 Subspecies Potamochoerus larvatus larvatus (F. Cuvier, 1822)  
                                                 Subspecies Potamochoerus larvatus nyasae Forsyth Major, 1897  
                                                 Subspecies Potamochoerus larvatus somaliensis De Beaux, 1924  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Grubb  
  Notes: 35 Downhills Park Road, London N17 6PE, England   
  Reference for: Potamochoerus larvatus    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Potamochoerus larvatus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Potamochoerus larvatus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Potamochoerus larvatus, bushpig [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Specifically distinct from P. porcus (de Beaux 1924; Grubb 1993). Syntypes from "Madagascar" and "Sitsikamma" (South Africa, Eastern Cape Prov., Humansdorp dist., Tsitsikamma); lectotype here designated as the skull from Madagascar illustrated in the original description. Synonymy modified from Grubb (1993). Evidence of domestication of species of Potamochoerus and transportation of P. porcus to Brazil (Simoons, 1953) suggest that P. larvatus could have been transported to Madagascar by humans  
 

 

   

 
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