Rusa marianna boninensis Lydekker, 1905

Bonin Islands sambar deer



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cervus (Rusa) unicolor boninensis Lydekker, 1905


No longer considered a valid subspecies as it was simply an extirpated translocated population of the nominate race.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: "extinct by about 1925"

IUCN RedList status: Introduced population



Ogasawara Islands (=Bonin Islands), Japan


Biology & Ecology










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Pocock, R. I. (1942). The Abnormal Last Molar in the Sambar of the Bonin Islands. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 11, 9(53): 391-392. [First page]

Pocock, R. I. (1943). The skull-characters of some of the forms of Sambar (Rusa) occurring to the East of the Bay of Bengal. Part III, Rusa nigricans and Rusa boninensis. Ann. Mag. N at Hist, (11) 10: 191-106.


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