Any animal in the genus Sus is a pig. The domestic pig, whose scientific name is Sus scrofa domesticus or Sus domesticus, is the most common species.
The domestic pig is a subspecies of Sus scrofa, which is the scientific name for the wild boar or wild pig. The genus name is “Sus,” and the species name is “scrofa.” Pigs are in the family Suidae, which is in the order Artiodactyla. This order is made up of animals with hooves that spread their weight between the fourth and third toes. They belong to the phylum Chordata and are mammals with backbones. Animalia, or the animal kingdom, is the scientific kingdom they belong to.
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