Northern Chinese boar

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Northern Chinese boar
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Sus
Species: S. scrofa
Subspecies: S. s. moupinensis
Trinomial name
Sus scrofa moupinensis
Synonyms

The northern Chinese boar (Sus scrofa moupinensis) is a subspecies of wild boar native to China and Vietnam. The subspecies was described by Alphonse Milne-Edwards in 1871.[1] It also occurs in Sichuan. It is likely to be the ancestor of domestic pigs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1871.Nouvelles archives du Muséum d'histoire naturelle. 7:93.(in French)
  2. ^ "Pig Domestication in Ancient China". September 12, 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2017.