Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Sus bucculentus was described from two skulls collected in southern Viet Nam in 1892, supposedly from near Ho Chi Minh City in the Dong-nai Valley. Another specimen (an incomplete but apparently fresh skull of a juvenile male) has been reported from Ban Ni Giang in the Annamite Mountains in Lao PDR, east of the Mekong River (18º19'N, 104º44'E) (Groves et al. 1997; Meijaard et al. 2002). However, recent analysis of mitochondrial DNA data (Robins et al. 2006) suggest that the light-coloured, lankier, longer-faced pigs from the northern Annamites are probably the same as the relatively light-colored form of Sus scrofa found east of the Mekong (Galbreath 2007). The validity of this species is therefore in doubt, and it might be a synonym of Sus scrofa.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
No information is available on its ecology. It is likely to occur in forest, but possibly in other habitats too.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Groves, C.P.P. & Oliver, W.

Reviewer/s
Leus, K. & Oliver, W. ( Pig, Peccary & Hippo Red List Authority)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient as the taxonomic status of this species is in doubt, and there is no reliable information on its population status.

History
  • 2000
    Data Deficient
  • 1996
    Extinct
  • 1994
    Extinct?
    (Groombridge 1994)
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Population

Population
There is no information. It is known from only three specimens. No currently known wild population of pigs has been assigned to this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No information is available on threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No conservation measures are in place for this species. It is not possible to recommend conservation actions until its taxonomic validity has been resolved.
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Wikipedia

Heude's pig

The Heude's pig (Sus bucculentus), also known as the Indochinese warty pig or Vietnam warty pig, is a species of even-toed ungulate in the Suidae family. It is found in Laos and Vietnam. It is virtually unknown and was feared extinct, until the discovery of a skull from a recently killed individual in the Annamite Range, Laos, in 1995.[2] Recent evidence has suggested that the Heude's pig may be identical to (and consequently a synonym of) wild boars from Indochina east of the Mekong.[1]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b Groves, C.P.P. & Oliver, W. (2008). Sus bucculentus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 April 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient.
  2. ^ Groves, C. P., Schaller, G. B., Amato, G. and Khounboline, K. (1997). Rediscovery of the wild pig Sus bucculentus. Nature 386: 335.
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