Sus scrofa sennaarensis Fitzinger, 1858

Sennar pig, Egyptian wild boar



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Sus sennaarensis Fitzinger, 1858; Sus scrofa sennaarensis Gray, 1868; Sus scrofa sennaariensis Fitzinger, 1860


Probably represents an ancient introduction of the nominate subspecies (porter et al. 2016:524). Hence it is best considered as taxonomically invalid.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)



Egypt to N Sudan


Biology & Ecology










Lydekker, Richard. (1915). Catalogue of the Ungulate Mammals in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. IV. Artiodactyla. London: British Museum. [p. 315]

Porter, Valerie, Alderson, G. L. H., Hall, S. J. G. and Sponenberg, D. P. (2016). Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 volumes (6th edition). Boston, USA & Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. xiii + 1200 pp.


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