Careful study of fossil bone or tooth anatomy yields much exact information about placement and strength of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. In rare cases, skin and hair impressions or actual skin or hair is preserved. Body weight is more difficult to gauge because fat leaves no impression on the skeleton.
|Attribute||Bison latifrons||Bison antiquus|
|Estimated Body Weight||estimated 1024 kg (lb) for a male||estimated only slightly lighter than B. latifrons|
|Shoulder Height||231 cm (8 ft)||210 cm (6.9 ft)|
|Head & Body Length||475 cm (15.6 ft)||estimated slightly smaller than B. latifrons|