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Re: primers

On 8/12/04 11:17 am, "Christopher Taylor" <ck.taylor@auckland.ac.nz> wrote:

> species name. _Bos frontalis_, occassionally gets mentioned in old books as
> an ancestor of specifically the European Shorthorn line of _Bos taurus_
> (this line includes the majority of _taurus_ cattle - the European Longhorn
> line includes only a few modern breeds such as the now-rare English
> Longhorn). _Bos frontalis_ is now universally regarded as based on early
> remains of _Bos taurus_.
    Sorry, _Bos longifrons_ (I don't know where I got frontalis from). _Bos
brachyceros_ seems to be another alternative name for the same thing.


        Christopher Taylor