red river hog

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red river hog

n.
A wild pig (Potamochoerus porcus) of central and western Africa, having a red coat with a white mane and long tufts of hair on the ears, and inhabiting thickets and swamps.
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One study by Solounias & Semprebon (2002) used different methods than those employed in the current study to view and compute the microwear of two browsing suids, Hylochoerus meinertzhageni (the giant forest hog) and Potamochoerus porcus (the African bush pig).
Potamochoerus porcus is a rooter, an animal that uses its rostrum to root up plants, while H.