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THE TAXONOMIC HISTORY OF THE RECENT FORMS OF SUMATRAN RHIINOCEROS (DICERORHINUS SUMATRENSIS)

L. C. Rookmaaker
Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
Vol. 57, No. 1 (246) (1984), pp. 12-25
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41492969
Page Count: 14
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Abstract

William Bell gave the first description of a double-horned rhinoceros shot in Sumatra. Based on this report, the animal was named by G. Fischer in 1814. The arrival in the London Zoo of a specimen from Chittagong and another from Malaya in 1872 caused the first interest in the taxonomy of this group resulting in the description of three new species. At present, one species with three recent subspecies is recognised.

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