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Sus strozzi
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A cast of a Sus strozzi skeleton
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Subfamily: Suinae
Genus: Sus
Species: S. strozzi
Binomial name
Sus strozzi
Forsyth Major, 1881

Strozzi's Pig (Sus strozzi) is an extinct species of suid native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It was more primitive than the modern boar, and was eventually displaced by the latter when it entered Europe during the start of the Pleistocene, 1 Mya. It was widespread across Eurasia during the Late Pliocene to the Early Pleistocene. It was possibly adapted to a swamp environment, and is probably ancestral to the Javan warty pig, which is itself facing extinction. It is thought that the genus originated in Southeast Asia.


Strozzi's pig was mostly larger than the wild boar, averaging 4 feet to 6 feet. It possibly was adapted to a swamp-like ecosystem.