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The sixth rhino: a taxonomic re-assessment of the critically endangered Northern White Rhinoceros

Groves, Colin P.; Fernando, Prithiviraj; Robovský, Jan

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BACKGROUND The two forms of white rhinoceros; northern and southern, have had contrasting conservation histories. The Northern form, once fairly numerous is now critically endangered, while the southern form has recovered from a few individuals to a population of a few thousand. Since their last taxonomic assessment over three decades ago, new material and analytical techniques have become available, necessitating a review of available information and re-assessment of the taxonomy. RESULTS...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-04-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15861
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009703

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