Bison bison Linnaeus 1758 (American bison)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Bovidae

Alternative combination: Bos bison

Synonyms: Bison americanus Gmelin 1788, Bos americanus Gmelin 1788

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Bison according to A. Hassanin and E. J. P. Douzery 1999

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Allen 1877, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980, McClung 1905, McDonald 1981 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Bison alaskensis, Bison antiquus, Bison bonasus, Bison francisi, Bison latifrons, Bison priscus, Bison sylvestris

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer


• Quaternary of Canada (3: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories collections), United States (12: Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Virginia, Wyoming)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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