Oliver's warty pig

Oliver's warty pig
(Mindoro warty pig)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Suinae
Genus: Sus
Species: S. oliveri
Binomial name
Sus oliveri
Groves, 1997

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.

See also


  1. Oliver, W. "Sus oliveri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2008. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is 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" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 120 (2): 163–191. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1997.tb01277.x.
  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. doi:10.1017/S0952836905006588.

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