Kolpochoerus cf. majus



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

The material from Rusinga Island, Kenya, may be referable to K. majus or may be a new species. Either way, diagnostic material is required for a definite taxonomic assignation


Conservation Status


Last record: (>?) 28,670±600 14 Cyrs BP



Rusinga Island, Kenya


Biology & Ecology










Faith, J. Tyler. (2014). Late Pleistocene and Holocene mammal extinctions on continental Africa. Earth-Science Reviews 128: 105-121.

Tryon, C.A., Faith, J.T., Peppe, D.J., Fox, D.L., McNulty, K.P., Jenkins, K., Dunsworth, H.,Harcourt-Smith, W., 2010. The Pleistocene archaeology and environments of theWasiriya Beds, Rusinga Island, Kenya. J. Hum. Evol. 59: 657-671.

Tryon, C.A., Peppe, D.J., Faith, J.T., Van Plantinga, A., Nightengale, S., Ogondo, J., 2012. Late Pleistocene artefacts and fauna from Rusinga and Mfangano islands, Lake Victoria,Kenya. Azania Archaeol. Res. Afr. 47: 14-38.


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