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Aurochs  n.  (Zool.) The European bison (Bison bonasus, or Bison Europaeus), once widely distributed, but now nearly extinct, except where protected in the Lithuanian forests, and perhaps in the Caucasus. It is distinct from the Urus of Caesar, with which it has often been confused.

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... pictures, and other symbols as sources for the necessary facts. In bringing the sources of knowledge to the children, the teacher should remember that the modern European bison, which is a descendant of the aurochs of Pleistocene times, the species of bison we are considering, is smaller than the ancient form. The Pleistocene bison of Europe was similar to the American type ...
— The Later Cave-Men • Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

... they were especially designed for scraping bones and skins. The deposit was from 26 to 32 feet square and from 2 inches to 5 feet deep, and rested upon a bed of broken stones above the stalagmite. The animals found in it were the modern bear (rare), the aurochs, the ox, the horse, and the stag—the last ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885 • Various

Words linked to "Aurochs" :   wild ox, Bos primigenius, urus, ox, wisent, Bos, genus Bos

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