The autochthonous North American musk oxen Bootherium, Symbos, and Gidleya (Mammalia:Artiodactyla:Bovidae) by Jerry N. McDonald

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Places:

  • North America,
  • North America.

Subjects:

  • Muskox, Fossil -- North America -- Classification.,
  • Paleontology -- North America.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 74-77.

Book details

StatementJerry N. McDonald and Clayton E. Ray.
SeriesSmithsonian contributions to paleobiology ;, no. 66
ContributionsRay, Clayton Edward., Smithsonian Institution.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE701 .S56 no. 66, QE882.U3 .S56 no. 66
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 77 p. :
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2150737M
LC Control Number88607937

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The history of taxonomy of the autochthonous genera of North American musk oxen—Bootherium, Symbos, and Gidleya—is reviewed.

The bases upon which taxonomic judgments within the group have been made are identified. Get this from a library. The autochthonous North American musk oxen: Bootherium, Symbos, and Gidleya (Mammalia:Artiodactyla:Bovidae). [Jerry N McDonald; Clayton Edward Ray; Smithsonian Institution.] -- The history of taxonomy of the autochthonous genera of North American musk oxenBootherium, Symbos, and Gidleyais reviewed.

The bases upon which taxonomic judgments. Get this from a library. The autochthonous North American musk oxen: Bootherium, Symbos, and Gidleya (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Bovidae).

[Jerry N MacDonald; Clayton E Ray]. The Autochthonous North American Musk Oxen Bootherium, Symbos, and Gidleya (Mammaha: Artiodactyla: Bovidae) Jerry N.

McDonald and Clayton E. Ray Introduction Five genera of musk oxen (low-horned ovibovines) presently are recognized from the Quaternary of North America, Two of these genera (Ovibos and Praeovibos) were Holarctic in. The autochthonous North American musk oxen Bootherium, Symbos, and Gidleya (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Bovidae).

Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, Bootherium is an extinct bovid genus from the middle to late Pleistocene of North America which contains a single species, Bootherium bombifrons. Vernacular names for Bootherium include Harlan's muskox, woodox, woodland muskox, helmeted muskox, or bonnet-headed muskox.

Bootherium was one of the most widely distributed muskox species in North America during the Pleistocene era. The Thelon Game Sanctuary, established in in Canada’s Northwest Territories, saved the musk ox on the North American mainland.

In andmusk oxen were successfully introduced on Nunivak Island, Alaska, and some of these musk oxen were. The muskox (Ovibos moschatus, in Latin "musky sheep-ox"), also spelled musk ox and musk-ox (in Inuktitut: ᐅᒥᖕᒪᒃ, umingmak; in Woods Cree: ᒫᖨᒨᐢ, mâthi-môs, ᒫᖨᒧᐢᑐᐢ, mâthi-mostos), is an Arctic hoofed mammal of the family Bovidae, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted by males during the seasonal rut, from which its name derives.

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1– Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology pp. 1– At the close of the last ice age, muskoxen were found across northern Europe, Asia, Greenland and North America, including Alaska. By the mids, muskox had disappeared from Europe and Asia. By the s, muskox had also disappeared from Alaska, with the only remaining animals being found in east Greenland and Arctic Canada.

The muskox is a member of the bovine, or cattle, family. Other wild North American bovines include mountain sheep, Dall sheep, mountain goats, and American buffalo. An identifying characteristic of bovines is their horns, which are carried by both males and females and are not shed.

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