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Bovids of the Pleistocene

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Auroch VS four wolves in Europe  late Pleistocene 

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A size comparison between man and Auroch
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(09-16-2018, 01:36 AM)Spalea Wrote: I reproduce here an illutration of the very good book "The big cats and their fossil relatives" from Alant Turner (text) and Mauricio Anton (illustrations).





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The pleistocene bison "Blue Babe" was not a large bison specimen, check this out:

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The lion-like Panthera spelaea from Alaska were no larger than the modern African lion, with a maximum skull lenght of about 38 cm.
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Bison latifrons huge horns
Book Fossiling in Florida (Mark Renz)

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Bison latifrons in Natural History Museum of Utah
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Ancient Water Buffalo relative Bubalus murrensis
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Bison priscus skeletons 
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Some skulls of an average sized mammut, huge bison skulls and one cave "lion".

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Also, comparison of horns between bison species:

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Information about the weight and horn span of the giant Bison latifrons, argubly the largest bovid that ever existed:

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The source is from the book "Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America" of Fariña et al. (2013).


This is a specimen from the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science, a large one:

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Finally, a comparison between bison species, the text doesn't say that it is a scale, so just take it as reference of the body characteristics:

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Aurochs
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(11-02-2018, 02:25 AM)GuateGojira Wrote:
(09-16-2018, 01:36 AM)Spalea Wrote: I reproduce here an illutration of the very good book "The big cats and their fossil relatives" from Alant Turner (text) and Mauricio Anton (illustrations).





*This image is copyright of its original author

The pleistocene bison "Blue Babe" was not a large bison specimen, check this out:

*This image is copyright of its original author


The lion-like Panthera spelaea from Alaska were no larger than the modern African lion, with a maximum skull lenght of about 38 cm.

They were estimated to 300 kg in the past.How much is the new estimate?
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(08-27-2019, 08:58 PM)GuateGojira Wrote: Information about the weight and horn span of the giant Bison latifrons, argubly the largest bovid that ever existed:

*This image is copyright of its original author


The source is from the book "Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America" of Fariña et al. (2013).


This is a specimen from the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science, a large one:

*This image is copyright of its original author


Finally, a comparison between bison species, the text doesn't say that it is a scale, so just take it as reference of the body characteristics:

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Beautiful illustration,I love it.IMO Mauricio Anton is the best paleoartist.
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(11-12-2019, 08:16 PM)Hello Wrote: They were estimated to 300 kg in the past.How much is the new estimate?

In fact, it depend of the crono-subspecies. For the old Cromerian "lions" normally clasified as Panthera fossilis, the estimation is up to 400 kg, those cats were huge! But for the most "modern" steppe lions clasiffied as Panthera spelaea, the weights were probably on the same line as modern lions - Panthera leo and tigers - Panthera tigris, based in they bones and skulls, which are about 200-270 kg, maybe up to 300 kg in the largest specimens (bones are very robust). The transitional form, like the male of the San River, was between those two extrems and about the same size of the large America "lions" Panthera atrox, with weights of probably up to 350 kg in the larger males.
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Depiction of bison latifrons running fleeing from an ursid...

" 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 to ever live in North America. B. latifrons reached a shoulder height of over 2 meters and may have weighed up to 1,250 kg. The horns of B. latifrons measured as great as 213 centimeters from tip to tip, compared with only 66 cm in modern American Bison. "

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Christian Reno: " Long-horned Javan water buffalo (Bubalus palaeokerabau) "


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