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SCROFA
Scrofa
Time zone: 5 million years
Type:

-

Size:

70cm long

Ancestor:

Wild boar

Lives:

On the karst – limestone rocks

Diet:

Vegetation, insects and the eggs of cryptile lizards

Eaten by:

Gryken, birds of prey

The scrofa is descended from old world pigs, but is very small by pig standards, at approx. 8-12 inches high at the shoulder. They are also thinner than most current day pigs, and their legs are longer, making them extremely well equipped to negotiate the rocky regions on the borders of the basin.

Classification Edit

S - Catus universitas

G - Catus

F - Suidae

O - Artiodactyla

C - Mammalia

P - Chordata

K - Animalia

BehaviourEdit

Scrofa live in family groups with the males being solitary. Males are aggressive with large tusks, females have no tusks. The young have strong, longitudinal stripes which fade with age.

Smaller and lighter than the human era pig, it is lightly with slim, flexible legs and delicate hooves built to trot across the limestone karst and jump across the cracks or grykes.

FeedingEdit

Scrofa’s spend most of the day foraging for food, sniffing out plants and insects with their long snouts. They will also feed on cryptile lizard eggs if they find them.

BreedingEdit

Females have a litter of several young called scroflets. Adults protect the young from gryken.

Wild boar breeding: Birth, called farrowing, usually occurs in the spring; a litter will typically contain five piglets, but up to 13 have been known. Presumably the scrofa is similar.

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