Bison priscus priscus (Bojanus, 1825)

Steppe bison, Steppe wisent



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bison priscus (Bojanus, 1827); Bison priscus longicornis W. Grom. (year?); Bison priscus deminutus W. Grom (year?); Bison priscus mediator Hilz (year?); Bison crassicornis Richardson 1854; Superbison crassicornis Richardson 1854; Bison geisti Skinner and Kaisen 1947; Bison praeoccidentalis Skinner and Kaisen 1947; Bison preoccidentalis Skinner and Kaisen 1947; Bison willistoni Martin 1924


Conservation Status


Last record: ~ 5,400 years ago (Zazula et al., 2017)



Eurasia and North America


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bojanus, Ludwig Heinrich. (1825). De uro nostrato ejusque sceleto commentatio, Bovis primigenii sceleto aucta. Palaeontology Library of Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris.


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