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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Suidae — the warthogs.


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From Ancient Greek φακός (phakos, "lens") + χοῖρος (choiros, "pig").


  • "Phacochoerus": 'Phascochoerus' in original, corrected by Errata page.p. 213.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.

  • There are also is an isolated population of the Cape dassie Procavia capensis, also tree hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis; and bush pig Potamochoerus porcus, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, Maxwell's duiker Cephalophus maxwelli and black duiker C. niger, bay duiker C. dorsalis and forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • There are small herds of buffalo Syncerus caffer and blue wildebeeste Connochaetes taurinus, as well as giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis, Burchell's zebra Equus burchelli, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, and some bushpig Potamocherus porcus.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • Within the St. Floris region, the most abundant large mammals seem to be kob Kobus kob, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, with other fairly abundant ungulates including waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, oribi Ourebia ourebi, topi Damaliscus lunatus, reedbuck Redunca redunca, roan antelope Hippotragus equines and giant eland Taurotragus derbianus; also buffalo Syncerus caffer, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus and hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • Black rhino, buffalo, eland and warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) have been reintroduced, while natural populations of greater kudu, bushbuck, common duiker and springbuck (Antidorcas marsupialis) as well as chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas) and vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) are common.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

  • Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) are still found in the delta, Cape clawless otter (Aonyx capensis) and spotted-neck otter (Lutra maculicollis) are common, and elephants (Loxodonta africana) migrate from Burkina Faso to the Diaka River.

    Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna

  • Distribution of the common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) and the desert warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) in the horn of Africa.

    Biological diversity in the Horn of Africa

  • The hotspot also has an endemic species of wild ass, the Somali wild ass (Equus africanus somaliensis, CR), while the desert warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), a distinct species from the common warthog (P. africanus), is found mainly in eastern Ethiopia, Somalia and northern Kenya.

    Biological diversity in the Horn of Africa

  • Other mammals include elephant Loxodonta africana (EN), bongo Tragelaphus euryceros (LR), sitatunga T. spekei (LR), buffalo Syncerus caffer (LR), leopard Panthera pardus, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, and pangolin Manis sp.

    Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon

  • In the woodlands are warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, sitatunga T. spekei, grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, impala Aepyceros melampus and Kirk's dikdik Madoqua kirkii.

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania


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