family Suidae


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Noun1.family Suidae - pigs; hogs; boars
mammal family - a family of mammals
Artiodactyla, order Artiodactyla - an order of hooved mammals of the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and members of the suborder Ruminantia) having an even number of functional toes
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
genus Sus, Sus - type genus of the Suidae
Babyrousa, genus Babyrousa - a genus of Suidae
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The family Suidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia), generally known as boars, hogs, pigs or suids, is part of the superfamily Suoidea along with Tayassuidae (peccaries) (Gongora et al.
Among wild terrestrial mammals in Madagascar, animals of the orders Carnivora and Primata are not considered as candidates for the maintenance of RVFV; however, bats (order Chiroptera) and introduced bushpigs (order Artiodactyla, family Suidae, genus Potamochoerus) could be candidates, and their role in RVFV maintenance should be investigated (2).
Member of the species Sus scrofa, family Suidae, and ancestor of the domestic pig, the wild boar roamed much of the world.

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