Arctodus Leidy 1854 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Synonym: Tremarctotherium Kraglievich 1926

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1854. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, June 6th, 1854]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7:89-90

Parent taxon: Tremarctinae according to E. Trajano and H. Ferrarezzi 1995

See also Carroll 1988, Hibbard 1955, Hibbard 1955, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1854, Leidy 1860, Schubert and Kaufmann 2003 and Schultz and Howard 1935

Sister taxa: Arctotherium, Plionarctos, Tremarctos

Subtaxa: Arctodus pristinus Arctodus simus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bolivia (1 collection), Canada (3: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Yukon), Mexico (3), United States (54: Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming)

• Blancan of United States (6: Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico)

Total: 67 collections including 70 occurrences

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