European bison

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European bison
European bisons.jpg
Wisent in a French wildlife reserve
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Bovinae
Genus: Bison
Species: B. bonasus
Binomial name
Bison bonasus
Bison bonasus distribution.svg

The European bison (Bison bonasus), kent as wisent or the European firth bison, is a Eurasie species o bison. It is ane o twa extant species o bison, alangside the American bison. Three subspecies existit in the recent past, but anerly ane survives the day. The species is stryndit frae a hybrid, a cross atween a female Aurochs, the extinct wild ancestor o modren cattle, an a male Steppe bison; the oreeginal hybrid is kent informally as the Higgs bison.[2][3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Olech, W.; IUCN SSC Bison Specialist Group (2008). "Bison bonasus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 14 January 2009.
  2. The Higgs Bison - mystery species hidden in cave art, The University of Adelaide, 19 October 2016, retrieved 13 January 2017
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