Bison bison athabascae Rhoads, 1897

Woodland bison, Mountain bison



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1940's or before

Rediscovered in 1957





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

RHOADS, 1897, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, vol. 49, pp. 492-500.


Other references:

Funck, Juliette et al. (2020). Stable isotopic signatures in modern wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) hairs as telltale biomarkers of nutritional stress. Canadian Journal of Zoology.

Joslin, Paul and Maryanka, Daphne. (1968). Endangered Mammals of the World: Report on Status and Action Treatment. IUCN Publications, New Series, Supplementary Paper No. 13: 34 pp.

Kelly, Abigail et al. (2021). Dietary paleoecology of bison and horses on the mammoth steppe of eastern Beringia based on dental microwear and mesowear analyses. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 572: 110394. [Abstract]

Skinner, Morris F. and Kaisen Ove C. (1947). The fossil bison of Alaska and preliminary revision of the genus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 89(3): 123-256, text figures 1-5, plates 8-26, tables 1-25, maps 1-3.


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