Wart" hog`(?). (Zol.) Either one of two species of large, savage African wild hogs of the genus Phacochrus. 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 (Phacochrus thiopicus) is the best known. Called also vlacke vark. The second species (Phacochrus liani) is native of the coasts of the Red Sea.
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