The term "rhinoceros" is often more broadly applied to now extinct species of the superfamily Rhinocerotoidea. Members of the rhinoceros family are some of the largest remaining megafauna, with all species able to reach or exceed one tonne in weight.
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Black rhinoceros can also refer to the dark-coloured local soil that often covers its skin after wallowing in the mud. Another common name for the Black rhino is prehensile or hook-lipped rhinoceros referring to the upper lip of the Black rhino which is adapted for feeding from trees and shrubs and it is its best distinguishing characteristic.
Black Rhino Taxonomy/Description The Black rhino's scientific name is Diceros bicornis, which means "two-horned, two-horn". The Black rhinoceros is a member of the rhino family, Rhinoceridae in the Mammalian Order of Perissodactyla. All other living species of rhino are also members of Rhinoceridae.
My Wild Affair: The Rhino Who Joined the Family - 2014, PBS. Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet’s four young children before his eventual release into the wild.
White Rhino Taxonomy/Description The White rhino's scientific name is Ceratotherium simus, which means "flat-nosed horned beast". Flat nose is used to describe the White rhino because the white rhino has squared lips for grazing. The White rhinoceros is a member of the rhino family, Rhinoceridae in the Mammalian Order of Perissodactyla.
The members of the genus Rhinoceros are the one-horned rhinoceroses. The word "rhinoceros" is of Greek origin; ῥίς, "rhis" meaning "nose", and κέρας, "keras" meaning "horn".The genus contains two species, the Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) and the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus).Although both members are endangered, the Javan Rhin...
Taxonomic Classification. Viruses are named differently than most biological organisms. This is because of the inability to define some viruses as living or non-living. The taxonomy is similar to that of other organisms toward the more specific classifications, starting with order.
There are five species of Rhinoceroses—Ceratotherium simum, Diceros bicornis, Rhinoceros unicornis, R. sondaicos, Dicerorhinus sumatrensis—and for the most part, they live in widely separated ranges. By most counts, there are less than 30,000 rhinoceroses alive today, a steep plunge in population for a mammal that has existed on the earth, in one form or another, for 50 million years.
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