Bison bison

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Synonyms for Bison bison

large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains

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A guide to the identification of postcranial bones of Bos taurus and Bison bison.
Scientifically the term "buffalo" is incorrect for the North American species - its proper Latin name is Bison bison.
Grizzly bear, Ursus arctos, usurps bison calf, Bison bison, captured by wolves, Canis lupus, in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Key Words: Liard River, wood bison, Bison bison athabascae, swimming
The Bison bison is a member of the Bovid family; although not a true buffalo, it is related to the Indian water buffalo, African Cape buffalo, and the European bison.
Numbering 50 million or more, Bison bison once thronged across the whole of North America's Great Plains.