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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: Taxonomy - Evolution
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Borneo, Sarawak - teeth mentioned by Busk
In addition to the material from Niah, fossil or subfossil rhinoceros remains have previously been recorded also from south-western Sarawak. The first to come to light were two teeth sent to Sir Charles Lyell by Rajah James Brooke, and discussed by G. Busk (1869). These teeth were identified by Busk as right and left second upper molars, evidently belonging to the same individual, both consisting only of parts of uncrupted crowns in what the author refers to as the ?germ' state. Busk considered that they could be attributed to a very young Rh. sondaicus. However, Hooijer subsequently re-examined Busk's evidence and concluded, on the basis of his figures, that the molars were in fact those of D. sumatrensis (Hooijer, 1945).

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