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Java banteng cou (left) an bull (richt)
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. javanicus
Binomial name
Bos javanicus
d'Alton, 1823

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

Range map

The banteng (Bos javanicus), kent as tembadau an aw, 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. Thir ainimals are uised as wirking ainimals an for thair meat.[3] Banteng hae been introduced tae Northren Australie an aw, whaur thay hae established stable feral populations.[4]


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  1. Grubb, P. (2005). "Bos javanicus". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 691. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Timmins, R.J., Duckworth, J.W., Hedges, S., Steinmetz, R. & Pattanavibool, A. (2008). "Bos javanicus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2009. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) 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". Archived frae the original on 12 Mey 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.