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Gaur
Bos gaurus bull
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. gaurus
Binomial name
Bos gaurus
Smith, 1827
Synonyms

Bos gour Hardwicke, 1827
Bos cavifrons Hodgson, 1837,
Bibos subhemachalanus Hodgson, 1837
Bos gaur Sundevall, 1846
Bos asseel Horsfield, 1851
Bubalibos annamiticus Heude, 1901

The gaur (/ˈɡaʊər/, Bos gaurus), an aa cried Indian bison, is the lairgest extant bovine an is native tae Sooth Asie an Sootheast Asie. The species is leetit as vulnerable on the IUCN Reid Leet syne 1986, as the population decline in pairts o the species' range is likely tae be well ower 70% durin the last three generations. Population trends are stable in well-pertected auries, an are rebiggin in a few auries which haed been neglectit.[1]

The gaur is the tawest species o wild cattle.[2] The Malayan gaur is cried seladang, an the Burmese gaur is cried pyoung ပြောင်.[3]

The domesticated furm o the gaur Bos frontalis is cried gayal or mithun.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Duckworth, J.W., Steinmetz, R., Timmins, R.J., Pattanavibool, A., Than Zaw, Do Tuoc, Hedges, S. (2008). "Bos gaurus". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. 
  2. Lydekker, R. (1888–1890). The new natural history Volume 2. Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), London.
  3. Hubback, T. R. (1937). The Malayan gaur or seladang. Journal of Mammalogy 18 (3): 267–279.
  4. Nowak, R. M. (1999). Gaur Pages 1158–1159 in Walker's Mammals of the World. Volume 1. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA and London, UK.