Scientific name: Other names: Tamaraw. Bubalus mindorensis. Mindoro dwarf buffalo, Timaraw, Tamarao, Tamarau, Mindorobüffel, Búfalo de. Bubalus mindorensis is included in the subgenus Bubalus [Hamilton-Smith, ], being affiliated with the Asiatic water buffalo (B. arnee). Bubalus mindorensis Heude, Taxonomic (Download Help) Bubalus mindorensis TSN Reference for: Bubalus mindorensis, tamaraw [ English].

Author: Zujind Gara
Country: Vietnam
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 18 December 2008
Pages: 177
PDF File Size: 16.85 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.22 Mb
ISBN: 749-1-12878-300-6
Downloads: 85223
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tokree

The following other wikis use this file: The tamaraw is a grazer that feeds on grasses and young bamboo shoots although it is mondorensis to prefer cogon grass and wild sugarcane Saccharum spontaneum. Retrieved 11 May Presently, tamaraw are nocturnal in nature although this is likely the result of human disturbances in their habitat. Some researchers speculate that their preferred habitat is forest edge, providing access to forage, water, and cover.

One mother was observed by Kuehn grazing 50 meters away from a neonate, which lay on the ground with the neck stretched out along the ground. Inthere were an estimated 10, tamaraw on Mindoro; the population estimate in was only Petocz, in Corbet and Hill, It has been suggested that this behavior is employed by the animals in order to avoid biting insects.

It has a robust body with dark brown to greyish-black hair and short, stocky legs 2 4. Economic Importance for Humans: Being an entirely endemic and rare land mammal, Bubalus mindorensis stands as an extremely vulnerable species.

Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) – Detailed information

Young animals may stay with their mothers for several years, dispersing when years of age Custodio et al. Giant forest hog H. Amongst themselves, conflict is usually in the form of animals chasing each other, sometimes over distances as long as a kilometer. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.


A greyish-white stripe runs from the inner corner of the eye outwards and greyish-white patches are also found on the legs and neck 5. As a member of the family Bovidaethe tamaraw’s close affinity to the water buffalo Bubalus bubalis has been validated many times in the past. Beforemost people avoided settling on Mindoro due to a virulent strain of malaria. Newborn tamaraws are reddish-brown in color with dark brown legs and a black mid-dorsal line Kuehn, Limited evidence a single observation of a cow grazing 50 m from a newborn calf hiding in the grass suggests that young may behave as “hiders”.

The approximate range is depicted in the map below. Although reminiscent of the “hider” behavior seen in some other ungulates, it is unknown to what degree tamaraw fit this pattern.

University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Bubalus mindorensis prefers tropical highland forested mindorebsis. The tamaraw is the largest mammal native to the Philippines 4and also has the distinction of being one of the rarest mammals in existence 2. Human settlement in the early 20th century led to massive deforestation as the forests were converted to agricultural land.

Arrisku larrian dauden animaliak Zerrenda: Mindoreensis name Tamaraw is from the language of the people of the Philippine island of Luzon and is spelled with considerable variation: Bubalus mindorensis tamaraw Facebook. A captive breeding program was initiated in in Mount Iglit-Baco National Park with 21 individuals. The limbs are short and the body is stocky Rabor, bubals As they mature, the horns grow longer relative to the length of the ears and broaden at the base.


Most bovids have keen senses of smell and hearing, although their eyesight may be poor.

There may be a darker stripe along the dorsal ridge Talbot and Talbot, The organization has successfully bred a tamaraw, nicknamed “Kali”, in captivity in Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

Pelea Grey rhebok P. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Sylvicultor Zebra duiker C. Bubalus mindorensis has the appearance of a typical member of its family. Tamaraws are found only on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.

File:Bubalus mindorensis by Gregg Yan 01.jpg

It is smaller and stockier compared to the water buffalo Bubalus bubalis. Adult bulls are locally called toro and are rightly respected for their size and surprising agility.

The solitary nature of the tamaraw is suggested to be an adaptation to a forest environment, where large groups would prove to be a hindrance Eisenberg, in Kuehn, The tamaraw gives birth every two years 4and the young become dependent from the mother between the ages of two and four years 2 4.

It has a compact, heavyset, bovine body, four legs that end in cloven hooves and a small, horned head at the end of a short neck. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Although fossil evidence suggests that they may also have occupied the island of Luzon. Lighter markings are also found above the eyes, where they form “eyebrows”. Captive animals tend to be most active in the early morning and late afternoon and evening.

Author: admin