Domestic pig

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Domestic pig
Sow with piglet.jpg
A domestic pig an her piglet
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Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Suidae
Genus: Sus
Species: S. scrofa
Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies: S. s. domesticus
Trinomial name
Sus scrofa domesticus
Erxleben, 1777
Synonyms[1]
  • Sus scrofa domestica
    Erxleben, 1777
  • Sus domesticus Erxleben, 1777
  • Sus domestica Erxleben, 1777

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or Sus domesticus), whiles cried swine or hog, is a lairge, even-taed ungulate; it is considered a subspecies o the wild boar or a distinct species.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Colin P. Groves (1995). "On the nomenclature of domestic animals" (PDF). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 52 (2): 137–141.  Biodiversity Heritage Library