Indian rhinoceros

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Indian rhinoceros[1]
Rhinoceros unicornis, Kaziranga (2006).jpg
Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) in the Kaziranga Naitional Pairk
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Rhinoceros
Species: R. unicornis
Binomial name
Rhinoceros unicornis
Linnaeus, 1758
Indian rhinoceros range

The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), an aa criwd the greater ane-horned rhinoceros an Indian ane-horned rhinoceros, belangs tae the Rhinocerotidae faimily. Leetit as a vulnerable species, the lairge mammal is primarily foond in north-eastren Indie's Assam an in pertectit auries in the Terai o Nepal, whaur populations are confined tae the riverine grasslands in the fithills o the Himalayas.[2]

The Indian rhinoceros ance ranged throughoot the entire stretch o the Indo-Gangetic Plain, but excessive huntin reduced the naitural habitat drastically. Theday, aboot 3,000 rhinos live in the wild, 2,000 o which are foond in Indie's Assam alone.[3]

It is the fift lairgest land animal.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Grubb, P. (2005). "Order Perissodactyla". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 636. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Talukdar, B. K., Emslie, R., Bist, S. S., Choudhury, A., Ellis, S., Bonal, B. S., Malakar, M. C., Talukdar, B. N. Barua, M. (2008). "Rhinoceros unicornis". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. 
  3. Sarma, P.K., Talukdar, B.K., Sarma, K., Barua, M. (2009) Assessment of habitat change and threats to the greater one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) in Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, using multi-temporal satellite data. Pachyderm No. 46 July–December 2009: 18–24.