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Bos gaurus bull
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. gaurus
Binomial name
Bos gaurus
Smith, 1827

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), cried Indian bison an aw, 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. a b Duckworth, J.W., Steinmetz, R., Timmins, R.J., Pattanavibool, A., Than Zaw, Do Tuoc, Hedges, S. (2008). "Bos gaurus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  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.