Vu Van Dung, Nguyen Ngoc Chinh, Ebregt A. and Santiapillai C. 1995
The status of the newly discovered large mammal, the long-horned bovid, in Vietnam
Tigerpaper 22: 13-19
In May, 1992, during a joint survey carried out by the Ministry of Forestry ( Vietnam ) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the Vu Quang Nature Reserve in central Vietnam , the members of the survey team were shown a pair of horns from a large mammal. The horns were very long and almost straight. They were immediately recognized as being something entirely new, and discussions with local villagers led to the discovery of two additional pairs of hours (MacKinnon & Dung, 1992). WWF announced the news that a new species of large mammal had been discovered. Since this announcement, a number of follow-up surveys have been carried out by the Vietnamese, and new localities of this long-horned bovid have been identified over a much larger area that includes the proposed Khe Thoi (or Phu Mat) Nature Reserve to the north. A more thorough survey of Vu Quang Nature Reserve was carried out in February / March 1993, during which six pairs of horns and parts of jaws were collected, and data on the distribution and habits of the animal were gathered from the villagers nearby.