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Bos taurus (cow)

Wikipedia Abstract

Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus. Cattle are raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal), as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (oxen or bullocks that pull carts, plows and other implements). Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning. From as few as 80 progenitors domesticated in southeast Turkey about 10,500 years ago, according to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world. In 2009, cattle became one of the first l
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Bos taurus indicus (aurochs) (Invasive) (Attributes)
Bos taurus primigenius (aurochs)
Bos taurus taurus


Diet [1]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [1]  100 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %

Prey / Diet

Aristida purpurea (purple three-awn)[2]
Artemisia frigida (Fringed sagewort)[2]
Bouteloua aristidoides (needle grama)[2]
Elymus smithii (Western Wheatgrass)[2]
Heterotheca canescens (hoary false goldenaster)[2]
Oenothera laciniata (cut-leaved evening primrose)[2]
Psoralea tenuiflora (Slender Scurfy Pea)[2]
Sphaeralcea coccinea (scarlet globemallow)[2]
Sporobolus cryptandrus (sand dropseed)[2]
Stipa comata (needle-and-thread grass)[2]


Aedes punctor[2]
Anopheles albimanus[2]
Anopheles funestus[2]
Anopheles gambiae (African malaria mosquito)[2]
Anopheles quadrimaculatus (common malaria mosquito)[2]
Anopheles sinensis[2]
Anopheles squamosus[2]
Anopheles stephensi[2]
Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)[2]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[2]
Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)[2]
Coragyps atratus (Black Vulture)[2]
Desmodus rotundus (vampire bat)[2]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[2]
Onygena equina (Horn Stalkball)[2]
Ornithodoros savignyi (Eyed tampan)[2]
Panthera leo (Lion)[2]
Schizophyllum commune (Common Porecrust)[2]
Simulium ornatum[2]
Tabanus lineola (striped horse fly)[2]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[2]


Parasitized by 
Cryptosporidium andersoni[2]
Cryptosporidium bovis[2]
Cryptosporidium muris[2]
Cryptosporidium parvum[2]
Dictyocaulus viviparus[2]
Echidnophaga gallinacea (sticktight flea)[2]
Gongylonema pulchrum[2]
Haematopinus channabasavannai[2]
Haematopinus eurysternus (shortnosed cattle louse)[2]
Haematopinus quadripertusus (Cattle tail louse)[2]
Haematopinus tuberculatus[2]
Haemonchus contortus (red stomach worm)[2]
Hippobosca equina (Forest fly)[2]
Linguatula serrata (tongueworm)[2]
Linognathus vituli (longnosed cattle louse)[2]
Malassezia pachydermatis[2]
Nematodirus helvetianus[2]
Oesophagostomum radiatum[2]
Oesophagostomum venulosum[2]
Ostertagia circumcincta[2]
Ostertagia ostertagi[2]
Solenopotes capillatus (little blue cattle louse)[2]
Stephanurus dentatus[2]
Strongyloides papillosus[2]
Trichostrongylus colubriformis[2]
Trichostrongylus longispicularis[2]
Trichostrongylus vitrinus[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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