Babyrousa bolabatuensis Hooijer, 1950:121

Bola Batu babirusa



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Babyrousa babyrussa bolabatuensis Hooijer, 1950:121


Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene?


A subspecies of uncertain validity, extant individuals from the central and southern part of the island may represent this taxon (Macdonald, 2005).



Sulawesi (south-western), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hooijer, D. A. (1950).  Man and other mammals from Toalian sites in south-western Celebes. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandische Akademie van Wetenschappen 46(2): 164 pp.


Other references:

Groves, Colin. (1980). Notes on the systematics of Babyrousa (Artiodactyla, Suidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 55: 29-46.

Macdonald, Alastair A. (2005). The Conservation of the Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa), pp. 90-111. In: N. Sugiri, A.H. Mustari, I. S. Suwelo & I. Djuwita (Eds.) Kumpulan makalah seminar sehari peduli anoa dan babirusa Indonesia, Bogor, 20 September 2005. Institut Pertanian Bogor, Bogor, Indonesia.

Meijaard, E. and Groves, Colin. (2002). Upgrading three subspecies of babirusa (Babyrousa sp.) to full species level. Asian Wild Pig News 2(2): 33-39.


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