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  • Bison Wikipedia

    Bison are large, even toed ungulates in the genus Bison within the subfamily Bovinae Two extant and six extinct species are recognised. Of the six extinct species, five became extinct in the Quaternary extinction event. Bison palaeosinensis evolved in the Early Pleistocene in South Asia, and was the evolutionary ancestor of B. priscus steppe bison , which was the ancestor of all other Bison .

  • American Bison National Geographic

    Bison stand some . feet tall at the shoulder, and can tip the scales at over a ton. Despite their massive size, bison are quick on their feet..

  • Bison Facts Britannica

    Bison, genus Bison , also called buffalo or wisent, either of two species of oxlike grazing mammals that constitute the genus Bison of the family Bovidae. The American bison B. bison , commonly known as the buffalo or the plains buffalo, is native to North America, and the European bison B. bonasus , or wisent, is native to Europe. Both .

  • Bison Defenders Of Wildlife

    The American bison has a long and varied history in the United States. About years ago, nearly million bison roamed the Great Plains until a mass slaughter began in the early s. By the late s, fewer than , bison remained. Bison, a keystone species, help create habitat on the Great Plains for many different species, including grassland birds and even many plant species. As .