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apharm49 posted a topic in Fossil IDI found this on the Yellowstone River after high water, it had washed onto an island on the river and gotten caught in an old tree that was also beached on the island. It is 22" from tip to tip and heavier than I would have expected as if it has begun mineralization. The base of the horn cones are 3 1/8" at their largest dimension. Could this be a Bison Antiquus? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Hello Fossil Enthusiasts! I recently found a large group of Bison bones. They were found all together. They have not been cleaned as I believe the soil may contain some clues as to the age. (Including a little clam shell in the skull.) There are multiple animals here; one skull, three adult horns, one baby horn, shoulder blade, ribs, tibia, teeth, etc. A rough estimate is that they are Bison Bison. Thank you in advance!
Hi! Just thought those interested would like to see what creek walking on a beautiful day in North Texas can surprise you with! All details will be forthcoming ID is in the works! And yes, there are more bones Take away from this...GET OUTSIDE! You just never know lol! Thanks for looking, Pamela
I recently acquired this nice old bison skull, but I'm not sure if he is of the modern or ancient variety (or somewhere in between). The skull was found at the bottom of the Missouri River in northern South Dakota. It measures 29 inches from horn tip to horn tip and it's pretty heavy, too--about 30 pounds. As much as I'd like for it to be antiquus, I'm leaning towards big old Bison bison due to its size (quite large for B. bison but relatively small for B. antiquus) and because the horn cores aren't as long and robust as the ones in most pictures of Bison antiquus fossils I've seen. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your input!