White rhinoceros

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White rhinoceros[1]
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White rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Ceratotherium
Species: C. simum
Binomial name
Ceratotherium simum
(Burchell, 1817)
Subspecies

Ceratotherium simum cottoni (northren)
Ceratotherium simum simum (soothren)

White rhinoceros original range [orange: northern (C. s. cottoni), green: southern (C. s. simum)].
White rhinoceros range
(brown – native, pink – reintroduced, red – introduced)

The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the lairgest an maist numerous species o rhinoceros that exists. It haes a wide muith uised for grazin an is the maist social o aw rhino species. The white rhinoceros consists o twa subspecies: the soothren white rhinoceros, wi an estimated 17,460 wild-livin ainimals at the end o 2007 (IUCN 2008), an the much rarer northren white rhinoceros. The northren subspecies haes very few remainin, wi seven confirmed individuals left, wi anly fower still able tae reproduce (Includin those in captivity).

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. pp. 634–635. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Emslie, R. (2011). "Ceratotherium simum". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 18 January 2012.