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, 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) 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 Media

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.
  • In Walking with Beasts, it was lived acted by a warthog.
  • Metridiochoerus from far cry primal
  • Metridiochoerus from One million years BC 1966.
  • Metridiochoerus from Ancestors the humankind odyssey.


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