“That we may not seem to neglect so remarkable an animal, though hitherto so very imperfectly known, we shall here introduce the Sukotyro. This, according to Niewhoff, its only describer, and who has figured it in his travels to the East Indies, is a quadruped of a very singular shape. Its size is that of a large ox: the snout like that of a hog: the ears long and rough; and the tail thick and bushy. The eyes are placed upright in the head, quite differently from those of other quadrupeds. On each side the head, next to the eyes, stand the horns, or rather teeth, not quite so thick as those of an Elephant. This animal feeds upon herbage, and is but seldom taken. It is a native of Java, and is called by the Chinese Sukotyro. This is all the description given by Niewhoff. The figure is repeated in Churchill’s Collection of Voyages and Travels, vol. 2. p. 360.
Niewhoff was a Dutch traveller, who visited the East Indies about the middle of the last century, viz. about the year 1563, and continued his peregrinations for several years. It must be confessed that some of the figures introduced into his works are not remarkable for their accuracy.” — George Shaw, James Francis Stephens General Zoology: or Systematic Natural History Volume 1880.