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Bison are lairge, even-toed ungulates in the genus Bison athin the subfaimily Bovinae.

Temporal range: 2–0 Ma
Early Pleistocene – Recent
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American bison
(Bison bison)
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European bison
(Bison bonasus)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Faimily: Bovidae
Subfaimily: Bovinae
Tribe: Bovini
Genus: Bison
Hamilton Smith, 1827

B. bison
B. bonasus
B. antiquus
B. latifrons
B. occidentalis
B. palaeosinensis
B. priscus

Twa extant an fower extinct species are recognisit. O the fower extinct species, three wur North American: Bison antiquus, B. latifrons, an B. occidentalis. The fowert, B. priscus, rangit athort steppe environs frae Wastren Europe, throu Central Asie, East Asie includin Japan,[1][2] an ontae North Americae.


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  2. HASEGAWA Y.,OKUMURA Y., TATSUKAWA H. (2009). "First record of Late Pleistocene Bison from the fissure deposits of the Kuzuu Limestone, Yamasuge,Sano-shi,Tochigi Prefecture,Japan" (pdf). Bull.Gunma Mus.Natu.Hist.(13). Gunma Museum of Natural History and Kuzuu Fossil Museum: 47–52. Retrieved 2016-04-06.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link)

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