- Steppe Wisent
phylum = Chordata
genus = "
species = "B. priscus"
binomial = "Bison priscus"
binomial_authority = Bojanus,
The Steppe Bison or steppe wisent ("Bison priscus") was a
bisonfound on steppesthroughout Europe, Central Asia, Beringiaand North Americaduring the Quaternary. It is believed that it evolved somewhere in South Asiawhich would have it appearing at roughly the same time and region as the aurochswith which its descendants are sometimes confused.
The steppe wisent became extinct in the late
Pleistocene, as it was replaced in Europe by the modern wisentspecies and in America by a sequence of species culminating in the American bison.
Steppe wisent was over two metres high and resembled the modern bison species. The tips of the horns were a metre apart, the horns themselves being over half a metre long.
Steppe wisent occasionally appear in
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