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Bison bison athabasacae  Rhoads, 1898
Taxonomic Serial No.: 625194

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Bison bison (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - unavailable, database artifact   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Peter Grubb  
  Notes: 35 Downhills Park Road, London N17 6PE, England   
  Reference for: Bison bison athabasacae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program-05/01, website (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/   
  Reference for: Bison bison athabasacae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and Sue Ruff, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals   
  Page(s): xxv + 750   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-845-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Bison bison athabasacae   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: According to Wilson & Ruff, eds. (1999), "Recent evidence that environmental influences may explain pelage differences between plains and wood bison, and comparisons of mitochondrial DNA, suggest that subspecific distinction may not be justified. This reassessment has important conservation implications because the presumed subspecies athabascae is listed as endangered." They also suggest that "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)  
    Delete - database artifact. The correct spelling of subspecies is "athabascae." This is not a literature misspelling. It was spelled correctly in Wilson and Reeder (eds.), 1993, and in Wilson and Ruff (eds.), 1999. Original spelling checked in Rhoads, 1898 and verified as athabascae. I copied the comments to the newly created record B. bison athabascae record  
 

 

   

 
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