Sus bucculentus Heude, 1892

Heude's pig, Indo-chinese warty pig, Vietnam warty pig



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

The taxonomic validity of this species is uncertain, and it may be a synonym of Sus scrofa (Groves & Oliver, 2008).


Conservation Status

Last record: 1892 (subfossil?)

Rediscovered in January 1995

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



People's Democratic Republic of Lao and Vietnam


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Heude, P. (1892). Étude odontologique; études sur les suilliens, chaptires I, II. Mém. Hist. Nat. Emp. Chin. 2: 65-115.


Other references:

Duckworth, J. W., Salter, R. E. and Khounboline, K. (compilers) (1999). Wildlife in Lao PDR: 1999 Status Report. Vientiane: IUCN-The World Conservation Union / Wild life Conservation Society / Centre for Protected Areas and Watershed Management.

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, Colin P. and Grubb, P. (2011). Ungulate Taxonomy. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Groves, Colin and Meijaard, E. (2016). Sus bucculentus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21178A44140209. Downloaded on 05 September 2016.

Groves, Colin 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.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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