Talk:American bison

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picture caption in second section of article[edit]

Although a minor issue, the picture on the left currently states "wild bison and calf" when it is plain to someone who can identify sex that the two bison in question are an adult male, and and adult female bison.

Beefalo[edit]

There are, and wikipedia has an article on them: Beefalo 99.100.184.106 (talk) 00:42, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Then what about examples of bisons and domestic cattle mating in the wild? Komitsuki (talk) 09:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Time range of the species[edit]

The infobox says Pleistocene to present (for this particualr species) but down in the article text it says: "Bison antiquus appeared in the North American fossil record approximately 250,000 years ago. Bison antiquus in turn evolved into the Bison occidentalis, then into the yet smaller Bison bison—the modern American bison—some 5,000 to 10,000 years ago."

Both of those sentences are properly sourced, and IIRC the same statement about Bison bison appearing only about 5.000 years ago is in the article on the Bison genus; this would make the time range mid-Holocene to present - and make the modern American bison one of the youngest of all major land-living species. Anyone care to check if the statement that modern bison emerged around 5K years ago is in tune with modern scientific consensus? 83.254.154.164 (talk) 12:36, 27 January 2015 (UTC)