1000 year old Yukagir bison mummy gives Anatomy, physiology, genetics details of modern bison

November 7, 2014 8:10 PM

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1000 year old Yukagir bison mummy gives Anatomy, physiology, genetics details of modern bison

A bison mummy, which was nearly perfectly preserved for almost 10,000 and discovered in 2011 will finally be giving some answers to the science community as to why the species went extinct. Members of a tribe called the Yukagir in the northern portions of Siberia were the ones who discovered the nearly perfectly preserved creature 3 years ago.

This particular species, called the Steppe Bison, is an ancestor of the modern bison that are still living today in the northern plains states, in North America – as well as parts of northern Europe. The animal was brought to the Yakutian Academy of Sciences, which is located in Siberia.

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