Javan rusa

species of mammal

The Javan rusa or Sunda sambar (Rusa timorensis) is a deer which lives on the islands of Java, Bali and Timor. It is also an introduced species to Irian Jaya, Borneo (Kalimantan) the Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku, Sulawesi, Australia, Mauritius, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Réunion.[2]

Javan rusa [1]
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Rusa deer
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Rusa timorensis

The deer lives in a habitat similar to that of the Chital of India, that is, open dry and mixed deciduous forests, parklands, and savannas. It is a close relative of the larger sambar deer. It is hunted in eastern Australasia. Javan Rusa deer breed in the rutting period in July and August. They are active in the early morning and the late afternoon.


  1. Grubb, Peter (16 November 2005). "Rusa timorensis". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds (ed.). [ Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference] (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). p. 670. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. External link in |title= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hedges S.; et al. (2008). "Rusa timorensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 April 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable.