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Medway, Lord, 1965. Niah Cave animal bone, VIII: Rhinoceros in late quaternary Borneo. Sarawak Museum Journal 12 (25/26): 77-82, pl. 21

Location: Asia - South East Asia - Malaysia - Sarawak
Subject: Distribution - Status
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
The second previous collection of rhinoceros remains from Sarawak consists of a series of bones together with two upper molars, recovered from gold workings in an alluvial cave deposit in the upper Sarawak river, presumably at or near Ban. These were presented to the British Museum (Natural History) by Dr. P. Lutley Sclater. The two teeth were provisionally referred to Rh. sondaicus by Lydekker (1886, p.129), but were entered in the British Museum register for 1895 (reg. no. M1986) as sumatrensis (A. J. Sutcliffe, in litt.). Hooijer (1946) his pointed out that the associated post-cranial bones have consistently been referred to sumatrensis.

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