The Bison Priscus, also known as steppe bison was quite widespread - both geographically and quantitatively - lived 600,000 years ago and extinguished 7,500 years ago. It lived in Europe, Asia and North America.
Both fossil and mummified remains have been found and one, in particular, is in such a good condition that it is still edible: in 1979, in an Alaska mine was found ‘Blue Babe’ (so-called for the blue colour due to the vivianite). This specimen dates back to 36,000 years ago, and a piece of its meat was excised and tasted by the researchers of the University of Alaska.
Here we have a fossil paw in very good condition.
Size without stand: 71 x 32 x 12 cm
Size with stand: 78 x 27 x 19 cm
Weight with stand: 5880 g
Period: Pleistocene - 100,000 years ago
Origin: North Sea
- Steppe Bison, aka Wisent
- Scientific name
- Bison priscus
- North Seas
- Geological Period
- QUATERNARY-Pleistocene (0.01–2.58 million years)
- Good condition
- 780×270×190 mm
- 5880 g