from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The wild bison of Europe; the aurochs (which see).
  • noun [capitalized] [NL.] A generic name of the bisons, and thus a synonym of Bison (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The aurochs or European bison. See aurochs.

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  • noun A bonnacon.


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  • Notable mammals include the reintroduced bison or wisent Bison bonasus (EN), wolf Canis lupus, lynx Felis lynx, otter Lutra lutra and European beaver Castor fiber, also reintroduced.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • These include wolf Canis lupus, brown bear Ursus arctos, lynx Felis lynx, wild pig Sus scrofa, Caucasian deer Cervus elaphus moral, roe deer Capreolus capreolus, the west Caucasian tur Capra caucasica (EN) and chamois Rupicapra rupicapra and the reintroduced European bison Bison bonasus x B. bonasus caucasicus.

    Western Caucasus, Russian Federation

  • The park is the site of a successful re-establishment of European bison Bison bonasus (exterminated in Bialowieza Forest in 1919).

    Bialowieza Forest, Poland

  • European bison (Bison bonasus) was rescued from a severe bottleneck of only 12 individuals.

    Central European mixed forests

  • The number of wisents, European bison (Bison bonasus), fell from more than 500 to less than 200 in 15 years.

    Bialowieza Forest, Poland

  • Killed a boar as big as a bonasus, which was ravaging half Reisenburg, and saved the lives of his

    Vivian Grey

  • Through zoos and aquariums, some species have already been rescued from extinction, including the European bison (Bison bonasus), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and Przewalski's wild horse (Equus przewalski).

    Geekzone Technology Community

  • (Rhinoptera bonasus) have distinctive, highdomed heads, giving them a curiously bovine appearance. Stories / Popular

  • There are 54 species of mammal including European bison Bison bonasus (EN), grey wolf Canis lupus and lynx Felis lynx, otter Lutra lutra, beaver Castor fiber (LR) (re-introduced in 1955), northern birch mouse Sicista betulina (LR) and masked shrew Sorex caecutiens (the only known population in Poland), as well as elk Alces alces (uncommon).

    Bialowieza Forest, Poland

  • As a solution, they began promoting the word ‘bison, 'which had already been used in the Latin name of a closely related European animal, the wisent (Bison bonasus).

    Scott Dodd: Buffalo or Bison: What's in a Name?


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