salpfish1 on DeviantArt

Deviation Actions

salpfish1's avatar

Terror Pig



The terror pigs are descended from North American boars, and lives 45 million years in the future. The most important change is the snout, which can pop out to catch small animals. The "jaws" on the end of it are really made from the cartilage disc on the end of their nose and some keratin. This trunk pops out of its head surprisingly quickly, being stored in a skin flap when not extended. Because of this adaptation, however, they can not use their nose for breathing. Instead, an adaptation to the sinuses allows them to breathe through holes next to their eyes. They are usually ambush predators, covering up their scent using decomposing vegetation. They are often omnivores when they can't find much prey. They hide in bushes or thick forest where they are hard to see, making temporary hollow areas so they can fit. Some have one of their nails on each hoof curved up into a claw, giving them another way to grasp their prey. They are 0.5-1m long.
Image size
2072x878px 557.78 KB
Canon MF4700 ser_2C9EFC62422B
© 2016 - 2024 salpfish1
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Antonek7's avatar

Fun fact: I actually sometimes refer to entelodontids as "terror pigs", in the same vein as phorushacids = "terror birds".