Dicerorhinus

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Dicerorhinus
Temporal range: Pliocene–Recent
Sumatran Rhinoceros - Rapunzel.jpg
Rapunzel, a Sumatran Rhino in the Bronx Zoo
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Tribe: Dicerorhinini
Genus: Dicerorhinus
Gloger, 1841
Species
  • D. caucasicus
  • D. cixianensis
  • D. megarhinus
  • D. gwebinensis
  • D. sumatrensis
  • D. sansaniensis

Dicerorhinus is a genus of the family Rhinocerotidae, consisting of a single extant species, the only two-horned Sumatran rhinoceros (D. sumatrensis), and several extinct species. The genus likely originated in the Mid to Late Pliocene of Northern Indochina and South China.[3] Many species attributed to the genus probably actually belong in Stephanorhinus.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN3.1
  2. ^ Dicerorhinus sumatrensis Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
  3. ^ Mays, Herman L.; Hung, Chih-Ming; Shaner, Pei-Jen; Denvir, James; Justice, Megan; Yang, Shang-Fang; Roth, Terri L.; Oehler, David A.; Fan, Jun; Rekulapally, Swanthana; Primerano, Donald A. (January 2018). "Genomic Analysis of Demographic History and Ecological Niche Modeling in the Endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis". Current Biology. 28 (1): 70–76.e4. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.021. PMC 5894340. PMID 29249659.
  4. ^ Tong, Hao-wen (November 2012). "Evolution of the non-Coelodonta dicerorhine lineage in China". Comptes Rendus Palevol. 11 (8): 555–562. doi:10.1016/j.crpv.2012.06.002.