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Potamochoerus porcus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Suina
Gray, 1868

 Entelodontidae †
 ?Merycoidodontidae †

The suborder Suina (also known Suiformes) contains perhaps the earliest and most archaic even-toed ungulates.


This suborden Suina includes family Suidae (pigs, hogs) and the family Tayassuidae (peccaries). Older morphogical studies also identified family Hippopotamidae (hippos) among the Suina.

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