Wastren black rhinoceros

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Wastren black rhinoceros
Diceros bicornis longipes.jpg
Holotype specimen, a female shot in 1911
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Faimily: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Diceros
Species: D. bicornis
Subspecies: D. b. longipes
Trinomial name
Diceros bicornis longipes
Zukowsky, 1949

The wastren black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis longipes) or Wast African black rhinoceros is a subspecies o the black rhinoceros, declared extinct bi the IUCN in 2011.[1][2] The wastren black rhinoceros wis believit tae hae been genetically different frae ither rhino subspecies.[3] It wis ance widespread in the savanna o sub-Saharan Africae, but its nummers declined due tae poachin. The wastren black rhinoceros residit primarily in Cameroon, but surveys syne 2006 hae failed tae locate ony indwallers.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Diceros bicornis ssp. longipes". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  2. Boettcher, Daniel (November 8, 2013). "Western black rhino declared extinct". BBC. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  3. "Western Black Rhino Poached Out of Existence; Declared Extinct, Slack Anti-Poaching Efforts Responsible". International Business Times, 2011-11-14. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 

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