Bison antiquus

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Bison antiquus
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Bison antiquus
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Bison
Species: B. antiquus
Binomial name
Bison antiquus
Leidy, 1852[1][2]

Bison antiquus, sometimes called the "ancient bison", was the most common large herbivore that lived in North America during the Pleistocene for over ten thousand years, and is a direct ancestor of the living American bison.

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