Tamaraw

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Tamaraw
Bubalus mindorensis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bubalus
Species: B. mindorensis
Binomial name
Bubalus mindorensis
(Heude, 1888)
Range map in green

The tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo, is a small, hoofed mammal.[1] It is found only on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. The tamaraw was originally more widely spread. Because of human habitation, hunting, and logging, it is present in only a few remote grassy plains and is now an endangered species.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bubalus mindorensis, Heude, 1888". Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). 24 July 2014. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=625123#. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  2. Hedges; et al. (2013). "Bubalus mindorensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2.. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/3127/0. Retrieved 24 July 2014.