Rhinoceros (genus)

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Rhinoceros (genus)
Indian Rhinoceros.jpg
Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Rhinoceros
Linnaeus, 1758

Rhinoceros unicornis
Rhinoceros sondaicus

The genus Rhinoceros of the family Rhinocerotidae includes the one-horned rhinoceroses, of which there are two extant species: the Indian rhinoceros (R. unicornis) and the Javan rhinoceros (R. sondaicus). These are characterized by one horn (actually thickly matted hair) on the upper snout.