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Abbreviation for base of support.


a genus of cattle of the family Bovidae which includes buffalo, bison and many other wild ruminants.

Bos banteng (Bos javanicus, Bos sondaicus)
a member of the wild cattle group of the family Bovidae. Brown or black with white stockings and rump patch.
Bos gaurus
a long-horned, dark-colored with light belly and stockings, wild cattle. Tall, 6 ft at shoulder, and unsuited to domestication.
Bos indicus
the zebu species. Called also Brahman (USA), Afrikaner (Africa). They are much prized for their hardiness in hot climates and because of their resistance to tick infestation. They have been crossbred extensively to produce new breeds including Santa Gertrudis, Brangus, Droughtmaster, Braford.
Bos mutus
see yak.
Bos taurindicus
crossbred zebu and British breed cattle, usually as more or less fixed breeds with an official studbook.
Bos taurus
the common domestic cattle of Europe. Docile and productive they represent man's most effective symbiosis with animals. They provide draft, meat, milk products, leather and many by-products.