Abstract

A Symbos skull fragment from Pleistocene deposits of northern British Columbia constitutes the first record of that genus for the province. In Canada, remains of this large muskox have been collected previously in western Yukon and southeastern Saskatchewan. Most of the other known specimens have been found in Alaska and the central United States, and the Canadian occurrences help to link these two areas of Symbos range. Symbos was adapted to warmer surroundings than Ovibos—perhaps a steppe or parkland environment.

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