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Bison

(Science: zoology) The aurochs or European bison.

The American bison buffalo (bison Americanus), a large, gregarious bovine quadruped with shaggy mane and short black horns, which formerly roamed in herds over most of the temperate portion of North America, but is now restricted to very limited districts in the region of the rocky mountains, and is rapidly decreasing in numbers.

Origin: L. Bison, gr, a wild ox; akin to OHG. Wisunt, wisant, g. Wisent, as. Wesend, Icel. Visundr: cf. F. Bison.


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Help with old, heavy bone id

Whoops so it was a vertibra. Do they still have bison in Iowa? It could still be a fossil...just. Unusual bone anyway!

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help with old, heavy bone id
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Help with old, heavy bone id

... G Hill from the Archaeology department at Iowa State University said: Nice specimen. It’s an axis vertebra (that is, the second cervical) from a bison.

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by tlongren
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:48 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help with old, heavy bone id
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Unidentified Animal Bone

That looks like a tooth, possibly from something along the lines of a deer, pronghorn, or bison.

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by EthanOrtega
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:15 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unidentified Animal Bone
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Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... species. Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist, not only between European cattle and zebu but also with yaks (called a dzo), banteng, gaur, and bison ("cattalo"), a cross-genera hybrid. For example, genetic testing of the Dwarf Lulu breed, the only humpless "Bos taurus-type" ...

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by GaryGaulin
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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What your favorite endangered species.

... too harshly, we must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as the vanished Bison and the Dodo, but upon its own inferior races. The Tasmanians, in spite of their human likeness, were entirely swept out of existence in a war ...

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by MichaelXY
Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:30 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What your favorite endangered species.
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