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Water Buffalo
A Water Buffalo
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Genus Bubalus

Bubalus is a genus of bovines in the Artiodactyla Order, whose English name is buffalo.

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 (Bubalus arnee), a rare endangered species which is the domestic buffalo's ancestor.

Dwarf Buffalo[]

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


Species that belong to this genus are:

Genus Bubalus

Subgenus Bubalus
 Water Buffalo, Bubalus bubalis
  Carabao, Bubalus bubalis carabanesis
  Water Buffalo, Bubalus bubalis bubalis
 Wild Asian Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
 Short-horned Water Buffalo, Bubalus mephistopheles†
 Cebu Tamaraw, Bubalus cebuensis†
 Tamaraw, Bubalus mindorensis
 European Water Buffalo, Bubalus murrensis†
Subgenus Anoa
 Lowland Anoa, Bubalus depressicornis
 Mountain Anoa, Bubalus quarlesi