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Male Common warthog
Phacochoerus africanus
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Tribe: Phacochoerini
Genus: Phacochoerus
F. Cuvier, 1826

Phacochoerus aethiopicus
Phacochoerus africanus

Phacochoerus is a genus in the family Suidae, commonly known as warthogs (pronounced wart-hog). It is the sole genus of subfamily Phacochoerinae. These pigs live in open and semiopen habitats, even in quite dry regions, in sub-Saharan Africa. The genus Phacochoerus has two species.

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