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Phacochoerus AEthiopicus Wart hog Wart" hog` (Zo["o]l.)
Either one of two species of large, savage African wild hogs
of the genus Phacoch[oe]rus. These animals have a pair of
large, rough, fleshy tubercles behind the tusks and second
pair behind the eyes. The tusks are large and strong, and
both pairs curve upward. The body is scantily covered with
bristles, but there is long dorsal mane. The South African
species (Phacoch[oe]rus [AE]thiopicus) is the best known.
Called also vlacke vark. The second species (P.
[AE]liani) is native of the coasts of the Red Sea.