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Bos bison  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 203618

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): American bison [English]
 
    bison [English]
 
  Valid Name: Bison bison (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - original name/combination   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Bos bison    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Bos bison   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Corbet, G. B.  
  Publication Date: 1978   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Mammals of the Palaearctic Region: a taxonomic review   
  Page(s): 1-314   
  Publisher: Cornell University Press   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8014-1171-8   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Bos bison   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Bos bison   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Native  
    Continental US, Native & Introduced  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: According to Wilson & Ruff, eds. (1999), "Although most authorities still favor Bison, several recent reviews have advocated placing American bison in the genus Bos." Still, they retain Bison as a valid genus, and list the two subspecies (Bison bison athabascae and Bison bison bison)  
 

 

   

 
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