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Temporal range: Late Pliocene – Early Pleistocene
An artist's illustration of Metridiochoerus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Suinae
Genus: Metridiochoerus
Hopwood, 1926
Referred species
  • Metridiochoerus andrewsi
  • Metridiochoerus compactus
  • Metridiochoerus hopwoodi
  • Metridiochoerus jacksoni
  • Metridiochoerus meadowsi
  • Metridiochoerus modestus

Metridiochoerus is an extinct genus of pig indigenous to the Pliocene and Pleistocene of Africa. It is also known as the Giant Warthog.


Metridiochoerus was a large animal, Template:Convert in length, resembling a giant warthog. It had two large pairs of tusks which were pointed sideways and curved upwards. Based on the complicated, knobbly pattern of the creature's molars, Metridiochoerus is considered to have been an omnivore.

In the MediaEdit

Giant Warthog

Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals Metridiochoerus

  • Metridiochoerus appeared in the popular expansion pack of Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals. However, it is only referred to as a "Giant Warthog" in game.

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