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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Species Sheet


Great Indian Rhinoceros or Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Greater One-horned Rhino, Indian Rhinoceros

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Perissodactyla
  FAMILY   Rhinocerotidae
   SUBFAMILY    Rhinocerotinae
    SUBGENUS     
       LATIN NAME      Rhinoceros unicornis
AUTHOR  Linnaeus, 1758
SYNONYMS  
HISTORIC  
NOTES  

Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Pakistan, from Indus Valley, Indus River, east in N India, to Assam, and perhaps N Myanmar. Survives in India, (Assam, West Bengal), Nepal and possibly N Myanmar
STATUS  CITES - Appendix I, U.S. ESA and IUCN 1996 : Endangered - IUCN 2009 : Vulnerable   B1ab(iii)

SUBSPECIES

 Describ subspecies = ? ; Valid in taxonomy = 0?
 Possible listed subspecies =
10
Rhinoceros unicornis asiaticus ?
Rhinoceros unicornis barinagalensis
Rhinoceros unicornis bengalensis ?
Rhinoceros unicornis indicus ?
Rhinoceros unicornis jamrachii ?
Rhinoceros unicornis kagavena
Rhinoceros unicornis kendengindicus
Rhinoceros unicornis namadicus
Rhinoceros unicornis sinensis ?
Rhinoceros unicornis unicornis ?
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Male

Female with young