Taxon profile


American Bison
Bison bison (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 bison Linnaeus, 1758 o

Other names

= American Buffalo
= Buffalo

Type taxon of:Bison Hamilton Smith, 1827 (Bos bison Linnaeus, 1758)
Near Threatened


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Fascioloides magna (Bassi, 1875), Ostertagia ostertagi (Stiles, 1892)

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Bison bison athabascae Rhoads, 1897 - Wood Bison

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subspecies Bison bison bison (Linnaeus, 1758) - Plains Bison

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Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Bison bison Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [221:bison]

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 bison (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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