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Bos acutifrons

Bos acutifrons
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. acutifrons
Binomial name
Bos acutifrons
Lydekker, 1898

Bos acutifrons is the most ancient representative of the genus Bos. Bos acutifrons lived till in the middle of the Pleistocene still in India. It is widely accepted that from this species all later species arose. Between 1.5 and 2 million years ago the aurochs probably descended from this species.


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