The European bison Bison bonasus or Bison Europaeligus once widely dispensed nevertheless now nearly extinct except where shielded in Lithuanian woodlands and maybe when you look at the Caucasus it really is distinct from Urus of Caeligsar with which this has frequently been puzzled
- European bison having an inferior and greater mind compared to the North American bison
- huge recently extinct long-horned European crazy ox; considered the ancestors of domestic cattle
- The European bison (Bison bonasus, / Europaeus), when widely distributed, nevertheless now almost extinct, except where protected in the Lithuanian woodlands, and maybe when you look at the Caucasus. It is distinct from the Urus of Caesar, with which it offers usually been puzzled.
1766, misapplication into the European bison (Bos bison) of a word which in fact means a species of crazy ox (Bos ursus) that went extinct 17c., from German Aurochs, from Old High German urohso, from uro "aurochs" (cognate with Old English ur, Old Norse
(n.) The European bison (Bison bonasus, / Europaeus), as soon as extensively distributed, however now almost extinct, except in which protected in Lithuanian forests, as well as perhaps when you look at the Caucasus. It's distinct from Urus of Caesar, with which it has frequently already been puzzled.
Remains of the wild ox or aurochs are abundant in the superficial deposits of Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa; those from the brick-earths of the Thames valley indicating animals of immense proportions.