South-central black rhinoceros

South-central black rhinoceros

SUBSPECIES OF

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SPECIES
Diceros bicornis minor

The south-central black rhinoceros or south-central hook-lipped rhinoceros is a subspecies of the black rhinoceros. In keeping with the rules of zoological nomenclature, the south-central black rhinoceros should be known as Diceros bicornis keitloa, a nomen novum. Although it is the most numerous of the black rhino subspecies, it is nevertheless designated as critically endangered on the IUCN’s red list. Like other black rhino subspecies, it has a prehensile lip and lives in savanna habitat.

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References

1. South-central black rhinoceros Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South-central_black_rhinoceros
2. South-central black rhinoceros on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/39321/152729173

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