Carpathian wisent

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Carpathian wisent
Wisent Hunt on stamp Hungary 1971.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Bison
Species: B. bonasus
Subspecies: B. b. hungarorum
Trinomial name
Bison bonasus hungarorum
(Kretzoi, 1946)

The Carpathian wisent (Bison bonasus hungarorum) was a subspecies of European bison that inhabited the Carpathian Mountains, Moldavia, and Transylvania. It may also have lived in what are today Ukraine and Hungary.

It began to die out about a hundred years earlier than its very close cousin, the Caucasian wisent, probably because it lived nearer to Central Europe. The last Carpathian wisent was shot in Maramureș in 1852,[1] and the subspecies is now entirely extinct.[2]



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  1. ^ http://archive.today/8T67D
  2. ^ Tokarska, M. et al. (2011). "Genetic status of the European bison Bison bonasus after extinction in the wild and subsequent recovery". Mammal Review 41 (2): 151–162. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2907.2010.00178.x. 

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