Javan Rhinoceros

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The Javan rhinoceros’ scientific name, Rhinoceros sondaicus, comes from Greek and Latin referring to its horned nosed and locality in the Sunda islands of Indonesia.

The Javan rhinoceros’ scientific name is Rhinoceros sondaicus.

Rhinoceros comes from the Greek rhino, meaning nose and ceros, meaning horn. Sondaicus comes from Latin as icus indicates a locality. Sonda refers to the Sunda islands in Indoneisa and means Java.


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Sources | (IRF, 2011; van Strien, et al., 2008; Waters, 2000)

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