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Pleistocene (Ice Age) Bison Radius Bone Fossil

Pleistocene (Ice Age) Bison Radius Bone Fossil

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Over 10,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene era (commonly known as the Ice Age) this Bison Antiquus, an ancestor to today's Bison, grazed in the Savannahs of what is now western Kansas.

This is the fossilized remains of a radius, the lower forelimb. It is about 13.5" long and comes with the wooden stand it is shown with.

Full fossil image shown is from the la Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California.

See below in the "History | Science" tab for more information.

History | Science

Bison Antiquus, a direct ancestor of today's bison, was the most common large herbivore in the North American continent during the Pleistocene, commonly known as the Ice Age. They showed up in the North American continent during the middle Pleistocene, around 220,000-240,000 years ago and died out around 10,000 years ago, due in part to human hunting, although scientists now believe there were other reasons, as well. Much of what we know about Bison Antiquus comes from fossils gathered from the le Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California, where Bison Antiquus fossils are the most prevelent fossils found in the tar pits.

During the Pleistocene, in what is now Kansas, the warm, shallow sea of the Cretaceous period had given way to savannah. Glaciers touched and receded from the uppermost part of the state. And animals such as camels, saber-toothed cats, ground sloths, mastodons were common residents during this time, along with animals we would recognize as the ancestors of today's North American animals, such as bison, deer, and horses. These fossils are primarily found in the Western part of the state.



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