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Latest Aurochs Stories

2014-03-28 09:31:54

Geneticists and anthropologists previously suspected that ancient Africans domesticated cattle native to the African continent nearly 10,000 years ago.

Frog Legs May Have Been On The Menu In Britain Before France
2013-10-17 07:06:20

Frog legs have long been considered a delicacy of French cuisine, but researchers have uncovered new evidence suggesting that they were not the first to actually partake of cuisses de grenouille.

Texas Longhorn Genetic History Traced
2013-03-26 05:29:16

The Texas Longhorn is an iconic species. Just the thought of one brings to mind all things Texas, but new research from the University of Texas at Austin reveals that the cattle have a hybrid global ancestry.

DNA Traces Cattle Back To Ancient Times
2012-03-28 11:52:54

A new genetic study confirms that modern domesticated cattle are descended from 80 domesticated wild oxen in the Near East over 10,500 years ago.

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2010-02-18 07:45:00

Ancient European aurochs that have been extinct since the 17th century are having their DNA analyzed by scientists, after bone samples were found in a cave in England.

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2009-10-20 08:25:00

Genetic information from an extinct species of bison preserved in permafrost for thousands of years could help improve modern agricultural livestock and breeding programs.


Latest Aurochs Reference Libraries

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

Bos
2012-08-16 09:35:04

The bos is a genus that holds both domestic and wild cattle, which are split into the four subgenera, Bibos, Bos, Poephagus, and Novibos. However, these separations are debated. Currently, there are five living species recognized in this genus, but this number could rise to seven or nine if domestic cattle and bison, which are closely related, are re-classified into the Bos genus. The members of this genus are native to Asia, Western Europe, Africa, and some areas in North America. Because it...

Steppe Wisent, Bison priscus
2012-05-10 05:08:05

The steppe wisent (Bison priscus) or steppe bison was common to North America, Central Asia, Europe, and Beringia during the Quaternary period. It is thought that the steppe bison appeared around the same time as the aurochs , an extinct type of cattle, in Asia. Descendants of the steppe bison are often confused with the aurochs species. During the late Pleistocene era, the steppe wisent became extinct, giving rise to the modern wisent in Europe, and eventually the modern Bison in America....

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2007-12-21 10:51:40

The Zebu (Bos primigenius indicus), also known as "˜humped cattle' or "˜indicus cattle', is native to Asia. They have been imported elsewhere such as Africa and Brazil for breeding purposes. There are around 75 known breeds of zebu spread throughout Asia and Africa. Zebus are thought to be derived from the Asian subspecies of aurochs. Zebus have humps on their shoulders, large dewlaps and droopy ears. They have more sweat glands than other domestic cattle, which makes them...

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2007-07-16 14:09:37

Aurochs or Urus (Bos primigenius), was a very large type of cattle that was originally prevalent in Europe. Studies indicate that Aurochs evolved in India more than 2 million years ago, migrated into the Middle East and further into Asia, and then reached Europe around 250,000 years ago. They are now extinct. Aurochs were wild cattle and much larger than domesticated cattle. Aurochs reach a height of about 6 feet at the shoulder. Aurochs also had many features that are rarely seen in...

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