White rhinoceros

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White rhinoceros[1]
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Soothren white rhinoceros in Namibia.
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Faimily: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Ceratotherium
Gray, 1867
Species: C. simum
Binomial name
Ceratotherium simum
(Burchell, 1817)
Subspeshies

Ceratotherium simum cottoni (northren)
Ceratotherium simum simum (soothren)

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White rhinoceros oreeginal range [orange: northren (C. s. cottoni), green: soothren (C. s. simum)].
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White rhinoceros current range
(broun – native, magenta – reintroduced, reid – introduced)
Synonyms
  • Rhinoceros simum (Burchell,1817)

The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the lairgest an maist numerous species o rhinoceros that exists. It haes a wide muith uised for grazin an is the maist social o aw rhino species. The white rhinoceros consists o twa subspecies: the soothren white rhinoceros, wi an estimatit 17,460 wild-livin ainimals at the end o 2007 (IUCN 2008), an the much rarer northren white rhinoceros. The northren subspecies haes very few remainin, wi seven confirmed individuals left, wi anly fower still able tae reproduce (Includin those in captivity).

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. pp. 634–635. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Emslie, R. (2012). Ceratotherium simum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T4185A16980466.en