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meaning: "Frightful pig"
Named By: Hopwood in 1926
Time Period: Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene
Location: Africa, particularly Eastern countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, but also known from more distant African countries
Size: About 1.5 meters long
Diet: Omnivore
Fossil(s): Multiple specimens numbering in the hundreds
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Artiodactyla | Suidae |
Also known as: | Tapinochoerus |

Metridiochoerus is an extinct genus in the pig family indigenous to the Pliocene and Pleistocene of Africa. It is also known as the giant warthog.

Read more about Metridiochoerus at Wikipedia
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