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species

Sambar Deer
Rusa unicolor (Kerr, 1792)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Cervidae - deer and moose »  genus Rusa

Scientific synonyms

Cervus unicolor Kerr, 1792 o
Cervus niger Blainville, 1816

Other names

= Sambar
= Sambhur
= Sambur

Type taxon of:Rusa C. H. Smith, 1827 (Cervus unicolor Kerr, 1792)
Vulnerable VU

Images

Rusa unicolor - Sambar Deer

female

Author: Simon Rerucha

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Author: Michal Sloviak

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Author: Michal Sloviak

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Author: Lubomír Klátil

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Author: Lubomír Klátil

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Rusa unicolor equina - Southeast Asian Deer

Author: Lubomír Klátil

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Pardofelis temminckii (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) - Asian Golden Cat, Panthera leo persica (Meyer, 1826) - Asiatic Lion, Panthera pardus kotiya Deraniyagala, 1956 - Sri Lanka Leopard, Panthera tigris corbetti Mazák, 1968 - Indochinese Tiger, Panthera tigris sumatrae Pocock, 1929 - Sumatran Tiger, ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Rusa unicolor brookei Hose, 1893 - Bornean Sambar
subspecies Rusa unicolor cambojensis Gray, 1861 - Cambodian Sambar
subspecies Rusa unicolor dejeani de Pousargues, 1896 - Chinese Sambar
subspecies Rusa unicolor equina (G. Cuvier, 1823) - Southeast Asian Deer

Rusa unicolor equina

subspecies Rusa unicolor hainana Xu, 1983. - Hainan Sambar
subspecies Rusa unicolor niger De Blainville, 1816 - Indian sambar

Rusa unicolor niger

subspecies Rusa unicolor swinhoii Sclater, 1862 - Formosan Sambar

Rusa unicolor swinhoii

subspecies Rusa unicolor unicolor (Kerr, 1792) - Sri Lanka sambar

Rusa unicolor unicolor


Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [fcd3d838-a4e7-4402-ab20-3a7454b6db16]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Cervus unicolor Kerr, 1792]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Rusa unicolor Kerr, 1792]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Cervus unicolor (Kerr, 1792)]
CZ Pluháček J., Hrabina P. & Robovský J. (2011): České názvy živočichů. Savci (Mammalia). Dodatek 2 – jelenovití (Cervidae), kabarovití (Moschidae) a kančilovití (Tragulidae), Lynx, n. s. (Praha) 42: 281–296 [as Rusa unicolor (Kerr, 1792)]

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