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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Artiodactyla
Subfamily  Bovinae
Scientific name  Bubalus
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bovidae
Tribe  Bovini
Higher classification  Bovinae
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Mass  Water buffalo: 300 – 550 kg
Height  Water buffalo: 1.3 – 1.3 m
Gestation period  Water buffalo: 281 – 334 days
Lower classifications  Water buffalo, Wild water buffalo, Anoa, Carabao, Tamaraw

Wild water buffalo bubalus arnee a massive powerful animal


Bubalus is a genus of bovines that was first described by Charles Hamilton Smith in 1827. This genus comprises the following living species:

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  • Wild Asian water buffalo Bubalus arnee (Kerr, 1792)
  • Lowland anoa Bubalus depressicornis (Smith, 1827)
  • Tamaraw Bubalus mindorensis (Heude, 1888)
  • Mountain anoa Bubalus quarlesi (Ouwens, 1910)
  • and the domestic water buffalo Bubalus bubalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

  • Bubalus Bubalus bubalis carabanesis Wikipedia

    The nomenclature and classification of domestic animals as species, subspecies, races or breeds has been discussed controversially for many years and was inconsistent between authors. Assessors of the Food and Agriculture Organisation consider domestic water buffalo populations as breeds.

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    Characteristics

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    Smith described Bubalus (from Greek βούβαλος, boúbalos) as low in proportion to the bulk with very solid limbs, a small dewlap and a long, slender tail; the head is large and the forehead narrow, very strong and convex; the eyes are large, and the ears mostly funnel-shaped; horns are lying flat or bending laterally with a certain direction to the rear; the female udder has four mammae. Lydekker added that the line of back is nearly straight with 13 pairs of ribs; the tail is tufted and reaching about to the hocks; the horns are more or less markedly triangular for the greater part of their length and situated low down on the skull; the muzzle is broad, and the hair sparse in adults.

    Fossil species

    The following extinct fossil species were described:

  • Cebu dwarf buffalo Bubalus cebuensis (Croft, Heaney, Flynn and Bautista, 2006)
  • Short-horned water buffalo Bubalus mephistopheles (Hopwood, 1925)
  • European water buffalo Bubalus murrensis (Berckhemer, 1927)
  • Long-horned Javan water buffalo Bubalus palaeokerabau (E. Dubois 1908)
  • Bubalus grovesi (Rozzi, 2017)
  • Valid names

    The 2013 checklist of the Catalogue of Life lists as "accepted" five species binomina in the genus Bubalus:

  • Bubalus bubalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Bubalus depressicornis (Smith, 1827)
  • Bubalus mephistopheles Hopwood, 1925
  • Bubalus mindorensis (Heude, 1888)
  • Bubalus quarlesi (Ouwens, 1910)
  • Bubalus arnee is not listed.

    The Integrated Taxonomic Information System lists the same five species binomina as valid; it also lists six sub-species of Bubalus bubalis:

  • Bubalus bubalis arnee (Kerr, 1792)
  • Bubalus bubalis bubalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Bubalus bubalis fulvus (Blanford, 1891)
  • Bubalus bubalis kerabau (Fitzinger, 1860)
  • Bubalus bubalis migona (Deraniyagala, 1952)
  • Bubalus bubalis theerapati (Groves, 1996)
  • The specific epithet bubalus

    Species in a number of genera have bubalus as specific epithet. They include:

  • Bubas bubalus (Olivier, 1811), a scarab
  • Ceresa bubalus Fabricius, a buffalo treehopper
  • Culicoides bubalus Delfinado, 1961, a biting midge
  • Edwardsina bubalus Zwick, 1977, a fly
  • Hemiphractus bubalus (Jiménez de la Espada, 1870), a frog
  • Ictiobus bubalus (Rafinesque, 1818), the Smallmouth Buffalo fish
  • Leptoperla bubalus Theischinger, 1980, an insect in the family Gripopterygidae
  • Maarbarus bubalus Kirby, a treehopper
  • Onthophagus bubalus Harold, 1867, a scarab
  • Velarifictorus bubalus Gorochov, 1992, a field cricket
  • References

    Bubalus Wikipedia


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