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Javan Rhinoceros and calf (Bullyland - Animal World)

Started by brontodocus, November 08, 2014, 01:38:09 PM

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Walk-around of the retired Bullyland Animal World "Deluxe" Javan or Sunda Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus Desmarest, 1822; adult (63535) and calf (63536). Snout-vent lengths are approx. 121 mm (adult) and 87 mm (calf) and shoulder heights 64 mm (adult) and 42 mm (calf) so based on the adult's dimensions the scale is between approx. 1:22 and 1:26. The human figure (man from Safari Ltd People in Motion Toob) is approx. 1:23 - 1:27 scale. The Javan Rhinoceros is one of the rarest mammal species with only 40 to 60 individuals remaining in Ujung Kulon National Park on western Java. It is therefore categorised "Critically Endangered" by IUCN. The species used to be much more widespread and reached as far northward as Northeast India and Vietnam but two subspecies, the Vietnamese Sunda Rhinoceros, R. s. annamiticus, and the Indian Sunda Rhinoceros, R. s. inermis, are now considered extinct.
Despite all of Bullyland's imperfections, i.e. crudeness of sculpt and a paint that flakes off easily, I still like these two figures. The skin folds allow to identify these figures as Javan Rhinoceroses instead of Indian Rhinoceroses - the latter would have a skin fold on the neck that is interrupted at the withers and an additional fold at the thighs. Both figures lack this additional fold and both have a continuous neck fold that is not interrupted at the withers so they are accurate enough to be identified as Javan Rhinoceroses.

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Nice, wish I could find this figure; been searching for years now without any luck.


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