Taxon profile


Common Warthog
Phacochoerus africanus (Gmelin, 1788)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Suidae »  genus Phacochoerus

Other names

= African wart hog
= Wart Hog

Least Concern


juvenile animal


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Lycaon pictus (Temminck, 1820) - African Wild Dog, Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775) - Cheetah, Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lion, Panthera pardus pardus (Linnaeus, 1758) - African Leopard, Crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777) - Spotted Hyena

parasite: Haematomyzus hopkinsi Clay, 1963

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Phacochoerus africanus aeliani Cretzschmar, 1828 - Eritrean Warthog

Phacochoerus africanus aeliani - Eritrean Warthog

subspecies Phacochoerus africanus africanus (Gmelin, 1788) - Nolan Warthog

Phacochoerus africanus africanus - Nolan Warthog

subspecies Phacochoerus africanus massaicus Lönnberg, 1908 - Central African Warthog

Phacochoerus africanus massaicus - Central African Warthog

subspecies Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii Lönnberg, 1908 - Southern Warthog

Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii - Southern Warthog

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [41768]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Phacochoerus africanus (Gmelin, 1788)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Phacochoerus africanus Gmelin, 1788]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Phacochoerus africanus (Gmelin, 1788)]

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