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Cantor, T., 1846. Catalogue of Mammalia inhabiting the Malayan Peninsula and islands. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 15: 241-279

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

Original text on this topic:
A two-horned rhinoceros is stated by the Malays to inhabit, but rarely to leave, the densest jungle. The Museum of the Asiatic Society possesses a skull, and a head with the skin on, of R. sumatranus, from the Tenasserim provinces, in which locality the existence of the species has been recorded by Helfer and Blyth. This fact would seem to corroborate the statement of the Malays, and the habitat of R. sumatranus may reasonably be expected to be hereafter found to extend over the neighbouring Malayan Peninsula. As such, it was indeed enumerated by Begbie (Malayan Peninsula, 1834). In Lt.Col. Low's History of Tenasserim (J.As.Soc. 3, 1836) is figured the head of a young rhinoceros which appears to be a two-horned specimen.

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