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File:Water buffalo
Bubalus bubalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bubalus
C.H. Smith, 1827

Bubalus bubalis
Bubalus depressicornis
Bubalus quarlesi
Bubalus mindorensis
Bubalus cebuensis

Bubalus is a genus of bovines, whose English name is buffalo. Species that belong to this genus are:

Bubalus murrensis fossil
    • European Water Buffalo, Bubalus murrensis
  • Subgenus Anoa
    • Lowland Anoa, Bubalus depressicornis
    • Mountain Anoa, Bubalus quarlesi

Some zoologists split the Water Buffalo into two or three species, the Domestic Asian Water Buffalo, the Philippines Carabao and the Wild Asian Water Buffalo, a rare endangered species which is the domestic buffalo's ancestor.

Dwarf Buffalo

The Tamaraw, Anoa and extinct Bubalus cebuensis are all island dwarf species of Bubalus.

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