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Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
Forest hog
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d'Huart, J.P. & Klingel, H. 2008. Hylochoerus meinertzhageni. In IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Available online at the IUCN Redlist website.

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*Cerling, T.E., and Viehl, K. (2004). Seasonal diet changes of the forest hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni Thomas) based on the carbon isotopic composition of hair. African Journal of Ecology 42(2): 88-92.

Cornet d'Elzius, C. (1957). Animaux des chasse de la région de Gangala na Bodio (Haut Uele) et methodes de recensement. Bull. Serv. Eaux et For. Chasse et Peche 5(20): 307-339.

*Cotton, W.B. (1936). Note on the giant forest hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 3: 687-688.

*d'Huart, J.P. (1976). Daily activity pattern of the giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni in the National Park of Virunga, Zaire. Terre et la Vie 30(2): 165-180.

d'Huart, J.P. (1978). Ecologie de l'hylochère (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni Thomas) au Parc National des Virunga. Exploration du P.N. Virunga. 2e série, fasc. 25. 156pp. Edition Fondation pour Favoriser, les Recherches Scientifiques en Afrique, Bruxelles.

d'Huart, J.P. (1980). Age determination by growth rings of dental tissues. A new method of preparation for Hylochoerus Suidae. Mammalia 44: 129-136.

d'Huart, J.P. (1991). Monographie des Riesenwaldschweines (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni). Bongo Sonderband 18: 103-118.

*d'Huart, J.P. and Yohannes, E. (1995). Assessment of the present distribution of the forest hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni) in Ethiopia. Ibex (Journal of Mountain Ecology) 3: 46-48.

*d'Huart, J.P. (1995). Priorities for conservation action and research on Afrotropical suids. Ibex (Journal of Mountain Ecology) 3: 45.

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*Ewer, R.F. (1970). The head of the forest hog, Hylochoerus meinertzhageni. East African Wildlife Journal 8: 43-52.

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Grimshaw, J.M. (1998). The giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni in Tanzania: Records rejected. Mammalia 62(1): 123-125.

*Grubb, P. (1993). The Afrotropical suids, Potamochoerus, Hylochoerus and Phacochoerus: taxonomy and description. In Oliver, W.L.R. (1993). Pigs, Peccaries and Hippos: Status Survey and Action Plan. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. Available online at the Pig, Peccary, and Hippo Specialist Group website.

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Klingel, H. (1997). Social organisation of the giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni. Advances in Ethology; Contributions to the XXV International Ethological Conference: 259.

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