New data on the internal organs of a frozen Yukagir bison mummy (Bison priscus Bojanus, 1827), Yakutia, Russia

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The paper presents the first morphological description of the internal organs of a frozen corpse of the steppe bison Bison priscus (Bojanus, 1827) from the Holocene of northern Yakutia. Necropsy revealed that most of the internal organs, including the brain, heart with the main vessels, and reproductive system were well preserved. It demonstrated that the anatomy of this bison was close to that of the genera Bos and Bison. Trauma or pathological changes in the organs were not detected. The cause of death of the bison remains unknown.

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Original Russian Text © N.V. Serdyuk, O.R. Potapova, A.S. Kharlamova, E.N. Maschenko, K.S. Kirikov, I.S. Pavlov, A.V. Protopopov, V.V. Plotnikov, S.D. Kolesov, A.I. Klimovskii, 2016, published in Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2016, Vol. 467, No. 6, pp. 733–736.

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Serdyuk, N.V., Potapova, O.R., Kharlamova, A.S. et al. New data on the internal organs of a frozen Yukagir bison mummy (Bison priscus Bojanus, 1827), Yakutia, Russia. Dokl Biol Sci 467, 89–92 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0012496616020125

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Keywords

  • Dura Mater
  • Brucellosis
  • European Bison
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Connective Tissue Membrane