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SPECIES Rhinoceros unicornis

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 56.
Common Name:Indian Rhinoceros
Type Locality:"Habitat in Africa, India", now identified as India, Assam, Terai.
Distribution:Within the present millennium, Indus Valley (Pakistan) east in N India to Assam and N Burma. Survives in India (Assam, West Bengal), Nepal, and possibly N Burma.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Reviewed by Laurie et al. (1983, Mammalian Species, 211).
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Synonyms:

    asiaticus Blumenbach, 1797
    bengalensis Kourist, 1970
    indicus G. Cuvier, 1816
    jamrachi Jamrach, 1875
    stenocephalus Gray, 1868

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