Giant Bison Fossil Skulls Replica Model

Description

Giant Bison Fossil Skulls Replica Model measures 74cm or 29in. Horn span 2.2m or 7.2ft. Giant Bison Skull is cast in polyurethane resins, museum quality and made in the USA. Includes wooden crate for shipment. Please call 509-951-3557 for shipping quote.

Bison latifrons (also known as the giant bison or long-horned bison) is an extinct species of bison that lived in North America during the Pleistocene epoch. This species of bison was the largest and heaviest ever to live in North America. Bison latifrons reached a shoulder height of over 2 m (6.6 ft) and may have weighed up to 1,250 kg (2,760 lb). The horns measured as great as 213 centimeters (84 in.) from tip to tip, compared with only 66 cm (26 in) in modern Bison bison.

A herbivore, B. latifrons is believed to have lived in small family groups, grazing in the Great Plains and browsing in the woodlands of North America. Paleontologists believe it preferred the warmer climes of what is now the United States, and fossils of the species have been found as far south and west as modern-day San Diego, California.

The large, thick horns of the males are believed to have been employed as a visual deterrent to large carnivorous megafauna such as the saber-toothed cat and giant short-faced bear, and also to establish dominance in battle with other males for the right to mate. In 2014, the National Institute of Anthropology and History found remains of B. latifrons in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, southern Mexico.

 

Additional information

Weight 100 lbs
Giant Bison Skull

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bison
Species: †B. latifrons
Binomial name: †Bison latifrons
Conservation Status: Extinct

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