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Swine Basics - Evolution
 
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Chordata
  Class: Mammalia - the other mammals
  Order: Artiodactyla - the other even toed mammals
  Suborder: Suina
Eocene Era:
Suborder: Suina
Family:
Dichobunidae

Family:
Entelodontidae Archaeotherium

 

Modern Era:
Suborder: Suina
  Family:
Tayassuidae

4 species
- White lipped peccary
- Collared peccary
- Chaco peccary

Giant forest peccary

  Family: Suidae

Species:
Babyrousa

(Unusual as the upper canines penetrate the upper face)

Species: Phacochoerus africanus
(Wart Hog)

 

Species:
Sus scrofa
- European wild boar

Species:
Sus verrucosus

- Javanese pig

 

Species:
Sus scrofa leucomystax
- Japanese wild boar

Species:
Sus barbatus
- Bearded pig

Species:
Potamochoerus larvatus
- Red river hog
- Bush pig

Species:
Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
- Giant forest hog

Hippotopamidae  
  Family:
Hippopotamdae

(2 species-Hippopotamus and Pigmy hippopotamus)

The "pigs" and "Hippos" have been separated - interestingly by the Camels!

But Hippos are still retained in this general text as they resemble pigs phyotypically even if not through their genes.

 

General information on 'pigs'