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Indian boar

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Indian boar
Sus scrofa cristatus, Bandhavgarh National Park, India
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Sus
S. s. cristatus
Trinomial name
Sus scrofa cristatus
Wagner, 1839
Species synonymy
  • affinis (Gray, 1847)
  • aipomus (Gray, 1868)
  • aipomus (Hodgson, 1842)
  • bengalensis (Blyth, 1860)
  • indicus (Gray, 1843)
  • isonotus (Gray, 1868)
  • isonotus (Hodgson, 1842)
  • jubatus (Miller, 1906)
  • typicus (Lydekker, 1900)
  • zeylonensis (Blyth, 1851)

The Indian boar (Sus scrofa cristatus), also known as the Andamanese pig or Moupin pig is a subspecies of wild boar native to Republic of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, western Thailand and Sri Lanka. It is considered as the “National hog of India” respectively.

The Indian boar differs from its European counterpart by its large mane which runs in a crest along its back from its head to lower body, larger, more sharply featured and straighter skull, its smaller, sharper ears and overall lighter build. It is taller and more sparsely haired than the European form, though its back bristles are much more developed. The tail is also more tufted, and the cheeks hairier.

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  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.