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Bos taurus

Basic information
Scientific name Bos taurus (No picture)
Common names Cattle
Higher taxon Bovidae, Artiodactyla, Mammalia
Natural range West Asia.
Habitat Grassland.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Kuchinoshima Is., and Iriomotejima Is. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1910s.
Route Deliberate introduction (for domestic animal).
Impact Destruction of landscape.
Native organism(s) affected: Vegetation.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • Kimura, Daiji and Ihobe, Hiroshi (1985) Feral cattle (Bos taurus) on Kuchinoshima island, southwestern Japan: their stable ranging and unstable grouping.
  • Long, John L. (2003) Introduced mammals of the world: their history, distribution, and influence. CABI Publishing.
  • Yamada et al. (eds) (2011) Invasive Alien Mammals in Japan: Biology of Control Strategy and Conservation. Univ. Tokyo Press (in Jpn)
  • etc.