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Medway, Lord, 1977. Mammals of Borneo, field keys and an annotated checklist. Kuala Lumpur, MBRAS (Monograph no. 7), pp. i-xii, 1-172

Location: Asia - South East Asia - Borneo
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Sumatran Rhino

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Harrisson (1961b) later suggested that there were then `probably not more than thirty in the whole island'. J. L. Harrison (pers. comm., 1962) saw tracks on G. Kinabalu, and P. F. Burgess (in litt., 1963) found reliable evidence of animals surviving at S. Bole on the Segama, the Dent Peninsula, upper S. Kalumpang and Ulu Kuamat, Sabah. A less pessimistic estimate of numbers in eastern Sabah was given in 1970 (Anon., 1970), but was not corroborated by detailed evidence. A 5-day search in 1972 of an area in Ulu Karamuak, Sabah, where rhinoceros had been present in 1960, produced no evidence of any surviving animals (Sandilands, 1974). In 1976, tracks were found, and a provisional sighting made, in the area of the proposed Danum reserve, S. Segama, Sabah (D. R. Wells, pers. comm.). The decline and near extermination of the species throughout its world range have been documented by van Strien (1974).

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