Ancient Bison antiquus Metatarsal - Ice Age
7.5" Bison antiquus metatarsal
This genuine Bison antiquus metatarsal bone is from the alaskan permafrost, and is a perfect addition to any paleontological collection. Bison antiquus was a large species of bison that lived in North America during the Pleistocene epoch. It is an ancestor of the modern American bison (Bison bison). Bison antiquus was larger than its modern counterpart, with a distinctive hump on its back, and it roamed the grasslands of North America in herds. It went extinct at the end of the Pleistocene, likely due to a combination of climate change and human hunting.