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name for the ruminant mammals of the genus Bos, and particularly those of the domesticated species, Bos taurus and B. indica. The term oxen, broadly used, refers also to closely related animals, such as the buffalo and the bison.
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aurochs

a recently extinct member of the cattle tribe, Bos primigenius, that inhabited forests in N Africa, Europe, and SW Asia. It had long horns and is thought to be one of the ancestors of modern cattle
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CEO Jan Nelson said, "We are pleased to have received approval from Auroch shareholders and look forward to the relevant approvals being granted by the Mozambican mining authorities.
On the origin of cattle: How aurochs became cattle and colonized the world.
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After completion of the second stage work programme Auroch has the option to purchase Boabab's 20% interest in the JV Area on terms mutually agreeable to both parties.
It is very rare to find a complete auroch skull, but it came out hanging off the bucket from a wet area as if it was meant to be.
They traced auroch descendants to domestic breeds and mixed cows from the Highlands with other European breeds to identify the auroch gene and "pull the wild genes out".
Their topics include dogs and wolves in Britain, spent grain as cattle feed, ploughing with cows at Knossos, food or feast at Runnymede, and early Bronze Age auroch in west London.
For example, Exmoor ponies and Heck cattle would be suitable choices to fill the functional roles of the extinct tarpan and auroch, respectively, because breeding programs have "come close to recreating the primitive characteristics" in these breeds.
The result was the virtual elimination of the remaining big game species in much of Europe (Breitenmoser 1998), even though over--hunting had contributed to the extinction of the wild boar (Sus scrofa) in England in the 1500s, the capercaille (Tetrao urogallus) in Britain around 1790, and the complete extinction of the auroch (Bos primigenius) by 1627 (Myrberget 1990).
Similarly, the herd of auroch (bos primigenius redivivus), bred by Nazi geneticists and allowed to run wild in the nature reserve at Rominten, articulates themes of racial purity, primordial nature, authenticity, and the return to barbarism.
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Two major independent domestication events of the auroch (Bos primigenius) subsequently formed Indian and Eurasian bovine subspecies called zebu and taurine cattle, respectively.