Taxon profile


Sumatran Rhinoceros
Dicerorhinus sumatrensis (G. Fischer, 1814)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Perissodactyla - odd-toed ungulates »  family Rhinocerotidae - rhinoceroses »  genus Dicerorhinus

Scientific synonyms

Didermoceros sumatrensis (G. Fischer, 1814)
Rhinoceros crossi Gray, 1854
Rhinoceros sumatrensis G. Fischer, 1814 o

Type taxon of:Dicerorhinus Gloger, 1841 (Rhinoceros sumatrensis G. Fischer, 1814)
IUCN category:Critically Endangered


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Dicerorhinus sumatrensis eugenei Sody, 1946
subspecies Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni Groves, 1965 - Bornean Rhinoceros

Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni - Bornean Rhinoceros

subspecies Dicerorhinus sumatrensis lasiotis (Buckland, 1872) - Indochinese Sumatran rhinoceros
subspecies Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis (Fischer, 1814) - Western Sumatran rhinoceros

Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis - Western Sumatran rhinoceros

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [6553]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Dicerorhinus sumatrensis (G. Fischer, 1814)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Dicerorhinus sumatrensis G. Fischer [von Waldheim], 1814]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Dicerorhinus sumatrensis (Fischer, 1814)]

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