Aurochs

Description
Aurochs were a huge wild ox, standing two metres high with large horns. This aurochs bone was found in an ancient submerged forest at Westward Ho! in Devon.
Accession Loan No.
Fos4135
Collection Class
Fossils
Common Name
aurochs
Simple Name
fossil: mammal
Full Name
BOVIDAE: Bos primigenius (Bojanus): aurochs
Dimensions
whole length 480 mm; whole width 120 mm; whole TH 60 mm
Period Classification
Prehistoric (500000 BC-43AD)
Family Group

Material
bone (animal)
Collection Site Name
Northam, Westward Ho!
Collection Town
Westward Ho!
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
BOVIDAE
Genus
Bos
Species
primigenius

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