It also forms an area of attachment for unique muscles used in elevating and moving the disc during rooting.However, the prenasal of warthogs is more firmly connected to the surrounding bones that it is in other pigs, and the muscles that attach to it are smaller and less able to move the nasal disc than they are in other pigs too (Herring 1972).These are somewhat sexually dimorphic, since they tend to be larger in males, and females lack the mandibular pair. The answer is that they’re not visible in the skeleton because they have no osteological correlates. If we only knew of warthogs as fossils, we’d have no idea that they have warts.The giant, flaring upper canines of the skeleton and skull shown above reveal both animals to be males. That is, there are no underlying bony features linked to their presence (Groves 1981). Consequently, we wouldn’t have called them ‘warthogs’.Warthogs are so unusual relative to other pigs that they’ve sometimes been given their own ‘subfamily’, Phacochoerinae. Muscles and ligaments connected to these spines also attach to the back of the skull, and it follows that mammals with big, heavy heads often tall have neural spines in the shoulder region.However, quite why warthog neural spines are so slender compared to those of other pigs is a good question and I don’t know if an answer is yet available. It’s a typical feature of grazing mammals that the eyes are located far back on the head, some distance away from the long snout. Warthogs are an extreme version of this, and certainly the most extreme among pigs. Desert warthogs lack them completely, both in the upper and lower jaws, whereas Common warthogs ordinarily have two upper and six lower incisors (D’Huart & Grubb 2005, Grubb & d’Huart 2010).
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Well, they’d be extinct, so we wouldn’t have given them a common name at all, but you know what I mean.
We’d have called them grasspigs, or savannahpigs, or tuskpigs, or... This is the Afrikaans word for these pigs and means something like ‘plain-dwelling pigs’. Pigs of several kinds have been covered on Tet Zoo before. Darren Naish is a science writer, technical editor and palaeozoologist (affiliated with the University of Southampton, UK).
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