Suina

suborder of mammals

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

Suina
Lightmatter unidentified pig-like animal.jpg
Potamochoerus porcus
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Suina

Gray, 1868
Families

 Suidae
 Tayassuidae
 Entelodontidae
 ?Merycoidodontidae


ClassificationEdit

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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