Ursus etruscus Cuvier 1823 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Belongs to Ursus according to G. D. Koufos et al. 2018

See also Kurten 1968 and Medin et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Ursus abstrusus, Ursus americanus, Ursus arctos, Ursus arvernensis, Ursus deningeri, Ursus dentrificius, Ursus inopinatus, Ursus malayanus, Ursus maritimus, Ursus minimus, Ursus praemalayanus, Ursus priscus, Ursus spelaeus, Ursus thibetanus, Thalassarctos spitzbergensis, Thalassarctos eogroenlandicus, Thalassarctos labradorensis, Thalassarctos jenaensis, Euarctos optimus, Ursus (Euarctos) vitabilis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Croatia (2 collections), France (7), Georgia (1), Germany (1), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Israel (2), Italy (12), Romania (2), Spain (5)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Greece (2), Italy (1)

• Pliocene of France (1), Greece (5), Hungary (2), Morocco (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Tajikistan (4)

Total: 55 collections each including a single occurrence

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