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Bos primigenius

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Aurochs(bos primigenius)

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uro euroasiático O Bos taurus primigenius

The aurochs, also known as urus or ure, is an extinct species of large wild cattle that inhabited Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is the ancestor of domestic cattle; it has also been suggested as an ancestor genetically to the modern European bison, which have been crossbred with steppe bison. The species survived in Europe until 1627, when the last recorded aurochs died in the Jaktorów Forest, Poland.
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  • Taxonomy 

  • Description 

  • Behaviour and ecology 

  • Habitat and distribution 

  • Relationship with humans 

  • Breeding of aurochs-like cattle 

  • Cultural significance