Oliver's warty pig

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Oliver's warty pig
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Sus
S. oliveri
Binomial name
Sus oliveri
Groves, 1997
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Verrucophorus oliveri

Oliver's warty pig or Mindoro warty pig (Sus oliveri) is a small species in the pig genus ( Sus ) 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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