|Scientific Name:||Sus bucculentus|
|Species Authority:||Heude, 1892|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Recent evidence suggests that this may not represent a unique taxon (C. Groves pers. comm. 2008; and see Robins et al. 2006, Galbraeth 2007). Further study is needed to resolve its taxonomy.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Groves, C.P.P. & Oliver, W.|
|Reviewer(s):||Leus, K. & Oliver, W. ( Pig, Peccary & Hippo Red List Authority)|
Listed as Data Deficient as the taxonomic status of this species is in doubt, and there is no reliable information on its population status.
|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.|
Native:Lao People's Democratic Republic; Viet Nam
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|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.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||No information is available on its ecology. It is likely to occur in forest, but possibly in other habitats too.|
|Major Threat(s):||No information is available on threats to this species.|
|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.|
Galbreath, G. J. 2007. A short history of claims of sympatric wild hog species in Indochina. IUCN/SSC Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos Specialist Group (PPHSG) Newsletter 7(1): 6-7.
Groves, C. P., Schaller, G. B., Amato, G. and Khounboline, K. 1997. Rediscovery of the wild pig Sus bucculentus. Nature 386: 335.
Meijaard, E., Oliver, W. L. R., Martin, B. and Thanh, V. N. 2002. Records and reports of wild pigs in Vietnam. Asian Wild Pig News 2(2): 40-42.
Robins, J. H., Ross, H. A., Allen, M. S. and Matisoo-Smith, E. 2006. Taxonomy - Sus bucculentus revisited. Nature 440: 7086.
|Citation:||Groves, C.P.P. & Oliver, W. 2008. Sus bucculentus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.|