Taxon profile


Red River Hog
Potamochoerus porcus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Potamochoerus porcus porcus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Potamochoerus porcus albifrons Du Chaillu, 1860
Potamochoerus porcus albinuchalis Lönnberg, 1919
Potamochoerus porcus guineensis (Pallas, 1766)
Potamochoerus porcus mawambicus Lorenz, 1923
Potamochoerus porcus penicillatus (Schinz, 1848)
Potamochoerus porcus pictus (Gray, 1852)
Potamochoerus porcus ubangensis Lönnberg, 1910

Least Concern LC


juvenile animal

Potamochoerus porcus - Red River Hog

juv. one week old

Author: Klaus Rudloff


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera pardus pardus (Linnaeus, 1758) - African Leopard

food: Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. - Desert Date, Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte ex O'Rorke) Baill. - African mango

parasite: Globocephalus versteri Ortlepp, 1964, Haematomyzus porci Emerson & Price, 1988

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [41771]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Potamochoerus porcus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
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 Potamochoerus porcus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [195:pinselohrschwein]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Potamochoerus porcus (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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