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garyc

I think this is a bison horn core. I found it on the Brazos River. It seems way bigger than images found on line. The base has a 15 inch circumference and the length is about 17 inches. So, which bison is this from? 

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garyc

more pics

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JohnJ

Bison latifrons is a possibility.  Nice find, Gary.

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garyc

Thanks, John! Latifrons is what I'm considering as well based on size; but  I can't find enough data on line to verify circumference of the base....if that even matters.  All the images I find seem smaller in comparison.

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Harry Pristis

 

For comparison:

 

 

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Fruitbat

I would say that it is DEFINITELY a bison...the problem is...which ONE?  Just based on size, Bison latifrons is not an unreasonable guess, but there was another big Bison species in the area...Bison priscus alaskensis (or Bison alaskensis or Bison chaneyi depending on who you listen to).  Personally, just based on the relative straightness of the section of horn core that you have, I would lean more toward B. latifrons.

 

-Joe

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garyc

Thanks for the data, Harry. The circumference of mine is 381mm which is larger than the B. antiquus in the tables. I'm leaning toward latifrons.

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sixgill pete

Excellent find

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Xiphactinus

Wow! A B. latifrons is on my bucket list. Congrats on a rare find!

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garyc

Thanks everyone!

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jcbshark

What a monster Gary, congrats: )

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