The giant warthog (Metridiochoerus andium) is a prehistoric species of warthog that lived in South America during the Pleistocene epoch, around 2 million to 11,000 years ago. It was significantly larger than modern warthogs, with a body size comparable to that of a large wild boar.
- The giant warthog had large, downward-curving tusks and a heavily-built skull, suggesting that it was a formidable predator and scavenger.
- It lived during a time when many other giant mammals, such as giant ground sloths and giant armadillos, roamed South America, and it was likely an important part of the Pleistocene ecosystem.
- Fossils of the giant warthog have been found in several locations in South America, providing important evidence for the evolution and distribution of this species.
- The exact cause of its extinction is unknown, but some theories suggest that climate change, competition with other predator species, or overhunting by early human populations may have played a role.
- Today, the remains of the giant warthog provide important information about the evolution and diversity of prehistoric mammals in South America.
Artist: José Jorge Pereiro. For larger scales, print will be in parts.
This is a high quality miniature 3D printed by Speira Miniatures in Sweden.
You can paint it as any normal miniature, no need to wash it beforehand. It is delivered unpainted.
Usable for dioarama, wargaming or tabletop role-playing games, such as Dungeon and Dragons, Warhammer, Pathfinder and so on. Also great as decor in your home if you order the large scales. We can always transform any model into a bust if you like, please contact us.
Due to the inherit nature of 3D printing the miniatures might contain imperfections and could require additional cleanup where the support have been; use sand paper or green putty for example. Print layers will sometimes be visable.
3D resin is brittle, even if we use a mixture than makes it more flexible. However it cannot be compared with the normal plastic that is used for example Warhammer, Marx or Conte miniatures. Handle the 3D prints with care, a fall can break them. Glue info here.