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BISONTE-AMERICANO [1 record]

Record 1 2017-08-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mammals
Universal entry(ies)
OBS

A mammal of the family Bovidae.

OBS

"Buffalo" is the popular name often used to describe North American bison; however, this is a misnomer. In fact, buffalo are distinctly different animals from bison. Although both bison and buffalo belong to the same family, Bovidae, true "buffalo" are native only to Africa and Asia.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Mammifères
Entrée(s) universelle(s)
OBS

Mammifère de la famille des Bovidae.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Mamíferos
Entrada(s) universal(es)
CONT

Bisonte es un género de ungulados de la familia Bovidae que en la actualidad se encuentra reducido a dos especies: el bisonte americano (Bison bison), que vive preferentemente en las grandes llanuras de Estados Unidos y Canadá, y el amenazado bisonte europeo (Bison bonasus), reducido a algunas áreas protegidas de Europa del Este.

OBS

Llamado coloquialmente búfalo, que de acuerdo a la Real Academia Española es bisonte que vive en América del Norte.

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