What are the different types of warthogs?

What are the different types of warthogs?

Common warthog
Desert warthog
Warthogs/Lower classifications

What type of animal is a warthog?

warthog, (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), member of the pig family, Suidae (order Artiodactyla), found in open and lightly forested areas of Africa. The warthog is a sparsely haired, large-headed, blackish or brown animal standing about 76 centimetres (30 inches) at the shoulder.

How many species of warthog are there?

two species
There are two species of warthog: The common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus), which has four subspecies. And then there’s the desert warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus), that has two subspecies – one of which went extinct in the 1870s.

What group do warthog belong to?

Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Phacochoerinae

Are warthogs endangered species?

Least Concern (Population stable)Common warthog / Conservation status

Can warthogs breed with pigs?

The genetic differences between warthogs and feral hogs is significant enough that interbreeding is not likely to produce young, and, if hybrids are produced they are almost certain to be infertile, he said.

Are warthogs a mammal?

The warthog is a mammal, which means it is warm-blooded and that its young are born alive and suckled by the females.

Are warthogs prehistoric?

Metridiochoerus is an extinct genus in the pig family indigenous to the Pliocene and Pleistocene of Africa. It is also known as the giant warthog.

Do warthogs really stink?

Warthogs are essentially pigs with freakishly large, bumpy heads and severe dental problems. On the inside, they are about the same as most other members of the pig family, so we should expect them to smell like . . . pigs. (Not as bad as it sounds.)

Can pigs and warthogs breed?

Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) x Domestic Pig (Sus scrofa) hybrids were reported in South Africa in 1786 by Anders Sparrman, Swedish naturalist, but the parentage was unverified and later attempts to cross these species were unsuccessful.

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top