Scientific Classification

Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Genus Bison
Class Mammalia
Scientific Name Bison antiquus
ancient bison
Ancient Bison ©

Ancient Bison Description

  • The bison had lived in the North America 10,000 years ago.
  • They were not only taller they also had horns 20% larger than the modern bison.
  • Bison Antiquus had lived during the Late Pleistocene period.

Size & Weight


  • SHOULDER HEIGHT: 2.27 m (7.5 ft)
  • WEIGHT: 1,588 kg (3500 lb)
  • LENGTH: 6 m (15 ft)

Conservation Status