Bubalus cebuensis Croft, Heaney, Flynn & Bautista, 2006

Cebu tamaraw

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: "likely Pleistocene or Holocene in age" (Croft et al. 2006:1037)

 

Distribution

Cebu, Philippines

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: includes "left and right humeri, a left metatarsal, 2 posterior thoracic vertebrae, 2 left lower molars, and a pair of ungual phalanges." (Croft et al. 2006:1037)

 

PNM 2006-A (left humeri)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

D. A. Croft, L. R. Heaney, J. J. Flynn and A. P. Bautista. (2006). Fossil remains of a new, diminutive Bubalus (Artiodactyla: Bovidae: Bovini) form Cebu Island, Philippines. Journal of Mammalogy 87(5): 1037-1051. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-10/fm-ndb100606.php

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/dwarf-buffalo/

http://www.amnh.org/science/papers/dwarf_buffalo.php

 

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