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Diceros bicornis  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 625003

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): African black rhinoceros [English]
 
    Black Rhinoceros [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderPerissodactyla Owen, 1848 – antas, Odd-toed Ungulates  
                                  FamilyRhinocerotidae Gray, 1821 – Rhinoceroses, rhinos  
                                     GenusDiceros Gray, 1821  
                                        SpeciesDiceros bicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) – African black rhinoceros, Black Rhinoceros  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Subspecies Diceros bicornis bicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                           Subspecies Diceros bicornis brucii (Lesson, 1842)  
                                           Subspecies Diceros bicornis chobiensis Zukowsky, 1965  
                                           Subspecies Diceros bicornis ladoensis Groves, 1967  
                                           Subspecies Diceros bicornis longipes Zukowsky, 1949  
                                           Subspecies Diceros bicornis michaeli Zukowsky, 1965  
                                           Subspecies Diceros bicornis minor (Drummond, 1876)  
                                           Subspecies Diceros bicornis occidentalis Zukowsky, 1922  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Grubb  
  Notes: 35 Downhills Park Road, London N17 6PE, England   
  Reference for: Diceros bicornis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 1 CITES species index, CD-ROM (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2011. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-030-7. Available online at http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/pub/checklist11/index.html or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Diceros bicornis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Groves, Colin, and Peter Grubb  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ungulate Taxonomy   
  Page(s): ix + 317   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-4214-0093-6   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Diceros bicornis, Black Rhinoceros [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hillman-Smith, A. K. Kes, and Colin P. Groves  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title: Diceros bicornis   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, no. 455   
  Page(s): 1-8   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1545-1410   
  Notes: Available online at http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/VHAYSSEN/msi/default.html   
  Reference for: Diceros bicornis, Black Rhinoceros [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Black Rhinoceros   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 45, no. 136   
  Page(s): 47352-47355   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Diceros bicornis, African black rhinoceros [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Diceros bicornis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2000   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Diceros bicornis, Black Rhinoceros [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Diceros bicornis, Black Rhinoceros [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Revised by Groves (1967b) and Prins (1990). Zukowsky's names are dated 1965 not 1964 (Rookmaaker, 1983). Reviewed by Hillman-Smith and Groves (1994, Mammalian Species, 455). Rhinoceros kulumane Player, 1972 is referable to Ceratotherium, not Diceros (Ansell, 1989). The type of Rhinoceros cucullatus Wagner, 1835 has been referred to this species but was regarded as an artefact by Zukowsky (1965)  
    US ESA: Listed Endangered, as published in Federal Register Volume 45, Number 136, Pages 47352 - 47355, July 14, 1980  
    CITES: Appendix I under Rhinocerotidae, per 2011 Checklist of CITES Species Part 1 CITES species index published with amendments to the Appendices and changes in standard scientific nomenclature following the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010). For current status see CITES.org  
 

 

   

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