|Body Weight||60-150 kg (132-331 lb)||50-75 kg (110-165 lb)|
|Head & Body Length||125-150 cm (4.1-4.9 ft)||105-140 cm (3.4-4.6 ft)|
|Shoulder Height||55-85 cm (1.8-2.8 ft)|
|Tail Length||35-50 cm (1.1-1.6 ft)|
Body measurements summarized from Cumming 2013.
Body Shape (from Cumming 2013 unless otherwise noted)
Adult Pelage/Coat (from Cumming 2013 unless otherwise noted)
Facial Characteristics (from Cumming 2013 unless otherwise noted)
Dimorphic in size
Features used to distinguish from similar species (from Cumming 2013 unless otherwise noted)
Warthogs are named for their characteristic facial "warts".
The most prominent of these fibrous growths are located on the cheeks, below the eyes.
Males have larger warts than females; their enlarged growths cushion the head and protect the eyes in battles for reproductive access to females. Both adult males and females have tusks.
de Jong and Butynski (2014)
Groves and Harris (2013)
Meijaard et al. (2011)