Banteng

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Banteng[1]
Java banteng cou (left) an bull (richt)
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. javanicus
Binomial name
Bos javanicus
d'Alton, 1823
Subspecies

B. j. birmanicus
B. j. javanicus
B. j. lowi

Range map

The banteng (Bos javanicus), an aa kent as tembadau, is a species o wild cattle foond in Sootheast Asie.

Banteng hae been domesticatit in several places in Sootheast Asie, an thare are aroond 1.5 million domestic banteng, which are cried Bali cattle. These ainimals are uised as wirking ainimals an for thair meat.[3] Banteng hae an aa been introduced tae Northren Australie, whaur thay hae established stable feral populations.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Grubb, P. (2005). "Bos javanicus". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 691. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Timmins, R.J., Duckworth, J.W., Hedges, S., Steinmetz, R. & Pattanavibool, A. (2008). Bos javanicus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of endangered.
  3. Friend, J B, Cattle of the World, Blandford Press, Dorset, 1978
  4. Endangered cattle (Banteng) find pastures new, 5th August 2005, New Scientist