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).
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.