Bison antiquus

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Bison antiquus
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Bison antiquus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Bison
Species: B. antiquus
Binomial name
Bison antiquus

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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