user: pass:

Hall-Martin, A.; Walker, C.H.; Bothma, J. du P., 1988. Kaokoveld: the last wilderness. Johannesburg, Southern Book Publishers, pp. i-xii, 1-145

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Kaokoveld. The desert rhino are regarded as belonging to the nominate subspecies, Diceros bicornis bicornis, the original form described from the Cape of Good Hope by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. This opinion is based on measurements of rhino skulls from the Kaokoveld. and the historical record of black rhino distribution. Rhino were distributed continuously from the Cape up the escarpment zone to the Kunene. The original Cape rhino are known today only from records in the literature, and from seven skulls held in various museums. The skulls are considerably larger than those of any other rhino and the closest in size to them are the black rhino of the Kaokoveld. The desert rhino also appear to be slightly larger than, for example, those from Zululand. They have larger horns and the posterior horn is usually larger, relative to the anterior horn, than it is in the rhino of Zululand or the Zambezi valley.

[ Home ][ Literature ][ Rhino Images ][ Rhino Forums ][ Rhino Species ][ Links ][ About V2.0]