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Bison latifrons was a mixed feeder: isotopic analysis of tooth enamel

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Bison latifrons was a large, North American, Pleistocene herbivore that has long been hypothesized to have been adapted to living in forest openings and woodlands. According to this view, the species was primarily a browser on high-growing woody plants. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed stable carbon and oxygen isotopes from B. latifronstooth enamel from four localities: Diamond Valley Lake, CA; American Falls, ID; Snowmass, CO; and west-central Florida. These localities represent a wide range of elevations and ecological settings


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