Bos gaurus

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Bos frontalis


Taxonavigation: Artiodactyla

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Cladus: Cetartiodactyla
Ordo: Artiodactyla

Familia: Bovidae
Subfamilia: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Subgenus: Bos (Bibos)
Species: Bos gaurus
Subspecies: B. g. frontalis – B. g. gaurus – B. g. laosiensis – B. g. sinhaleyus


Bos gaurus Lambert, 1804

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (2003) ruled that the name for this wild species (Bos gaurus) is not invalid by virtue of being antedated by the name based on the domestic form (Bos frontalis).


  • Bos gaurus in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E., & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors) (2005). Mammal Species of the World — A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0801882214.
  • International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. (2003). Opinion 2027 (Case 3010). Usage of 17 specific names based on wild species which are pre-dated by or contemporary with those based on domestic animals (Lepidoptera, Osteichthyes, Mammalia): conserved. Bull.Zool.Nomencl., 60:81-84.

Vernacular names[edit]

Ελληνικά: Βούς ο εμπρόσθιος (Γκαούρ)
English: Gaur, Gayal
español: Gayal
한국어: 가얄
മലയാളം: മിഥുൻ
日本語: ガウル
português: Gauro
ไทย: กระทิง, เมย
Türkçe: Gaur
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