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European Bison
Bison bonasus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Bovidae - cattle, antelopes, sheep and goats »  genus Bison - Bisons

Scientific synonyms

Bos bonasus Linnaeus, 1758 o
Bison europaeus
Urus nostras Bojanus, 1827

Other names

= Wisent

Vulnerable

Images

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Petr Pivoňka

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Marek Velechovský

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Milan Kořínek

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Milan Kořínek

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Petr Vobořil

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Milan Kořínek

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Milan Kořínek

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Alex Auer

juvenile animal

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - European Lowland Bison

Author: Klaus Rudloff

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Trichostrongylus axei (Cobbold, 1879), Thelazia skrjabini Erschov, 1928, Demodex bovis Stiles, 1892, Setaria labiatopapillosa Alessandrini, 1848, Sarcocystis hominis (Railliet & Lucet, 1891), ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Bison bonasus bonasus (Linnaeus, 1758) - European Lowland Bison

Bison bonasus bonasus - 000000000111

subspecies Bison bonasus caucasicus (Turkin & Satunin, 1904) - Caucasian Wisent

Bison bonasus caucasicus - 0000001001 1

subspecies Bison bonasus hungarorum Kretzoi, 1946 - Carpathian Wisent

Links and literature

Bojanus L. H., 1825 (1827): De uro nostrate eiusque sceleto commentatio scripsit et bovis primigenii sceleto auxit. Nova acta physico-medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum, 13(2): 411-478. [as Urus nostras]
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305222]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Bison bonasus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Bison bonasus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [220:wisent]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Bison bonasus (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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Explanations

o original combination

species extinct in area described by check-list

extinct taxon