Bos palaesondaicus

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Bos palaesondaicus
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Bos palaesondaicus skull at Naturalis.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. palaesondaicus
Binomial name
Bos palaesondaicus
(Dubois, 1908)

Bibos palaesondaicus Dubois, 1908

Bos palaesondaicus occurred on Pleistocene Java (Indonesia) and belongs to the Bovinae subfamily. It has been described by the Dutch paleoanthropologist Eugène Dubois in 1908.[1] The holotype of Bos palaesondaicus is a skull from Trinil. This species is the likely ancestor to the banteng (Bos javanicus).[2][3]


  1. ^ Dubois, E. (1908). Das Geologische Alter der Kendengoder TrinilFauna. Tijdschr. Kon. Ned. Aardr. Gen., ser. 2, vol. 25, pp. 12351270, pl. 39.
  2. ^ Hooijer, D.A. (1958a). Fossil Bovidae from the Malay archipelago and the Punjab, Zoologische Verhandelingen van de Museum Leiden 38:1–112.
  3. ^ Hooijer, D. A. (1958b). Sexual differences in the skull of fossil and recent banteng. Mammalia 22:73-75.