Javan rhinoceros

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Javan rhinoceros[1]
Rhinoceros sondaicus in London Zoo.jpg
R. s. sondaicus in the London Zoo from March 1874 until January 1885
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Faimily: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Rhinoceros
Species: R. sondaicus
Binomial name
Rhinoceros sondaicus
Desmarest, 1822[3]
Subspecies
  • Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus
  • Rhinoceros sondaicus inermis
  • Rhinoceros sondaicus sondaicus
Javan Rhino Range.svg
Javan rhinoceros range[4]

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), kent as the Sunda rhinoceros or lesser ane-horned rhinoceros an aw, is a vera rare member o the faimily Rhinocerotidae an ane o five extant rhinoceroses. It belangs tae the same genus as the Indie rhinoceros, an haes seemilar mosaicked, armour-lik skin, but at 3.1–3.2 m (10–10 ft) in lenth an 1.4–1.7 m (4.6–5.6 ft) in hicht, it is smawer (closer in size tae the black rhinoceros o the genus Diceros). Its horn is uisually shorter than 25 cm (9.8 in), an is smawer than those o the ither rhino species. Anerly adult males hae horns; females lack thaim awthegither.

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. van Strien, N.J.; Steinmetz, R.; Manullang, B.; Sectionov, Han; K.H., Isnan; W., Rookmaaker; K., Sumardja; E., Khan; M.K.M. & Ellis, S. (2008). "Rhinoceros sondaicus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 
  3. Rookmaaker, L.C. (1982). "The type locality of the Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus Desmarest, 1822)" (PDF). Zeitschrift für Saugetierkunde. 47 (6): 381–382. 
  4. Map derived from range map in Foose and Van Strien (1997). This map does not include the possible population in Borneo described by Cranbook and Piper (2007).