The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Diceros bicornis bicornis (Linnaeus, 1758:56)

Southern black rhino(ceros), South-western black rhino(ceros), Cape rhino(ceros)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: africanus (Blumenbach, 1797); camperi (Schinz, 1845); capensis (Gray, 1868); capensis (Trouessart, 1898); gordoni (Lesson, 1842); keitloa (A. Smith, 1836); ketloa (A. Smith, 1837); niger (Schinz, 1845); platyceros (Brandt, 1878); plesioceros (Brandt, 1878)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: c.1800-1850

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable

 

Distribution

Western Cape Province, South Africa

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Linnaeus, Carolus. (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis. Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

Other references:

Hillman-Smith, A. K. K. and Groves, Colin P. (1994). Diceros bicornis. Mammalian Species (American Society of Mammalogists) 455: 1-8.

 

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