Ursus Linnaeus 1758 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Synonyms: Arceus Goldfuss 1809, Arcticonus Pocock 1917, Chondrorhynchus Fisher 1814, Danis Gray 1825, Euarctos Gray 1864, Helarctos Horsfield 1826, Melanarctos Heude 1898, Mylarctos Lönnberg 1923, Myrmarctos Gray 1864, Prochilus Illiger 1811, Selenarctos Heude 1901, Thalarctos Gray 1825, Thalassarctos Gray 1825, Thalassiarchus Kobelt 1896, Ursarctos Heude 1898, Ursus (Euarctos) Gray 1864, Vetularctos Merriam 1918

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Ursini according to R. M. Hunt 1998

See also Capasso Barbato and Gliozzi 1995, Carroll 1988, DeMaster and Stirling 1981, Ewer 1973, Geraads 1997, Gidley 1913, Gray 1825, Jin et al. 2007, Koufos et al. 2018, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Larivière 2001, Linnaeus 1758, Medin et al. 2017, Waits et al. 1999 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: none

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

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (2), Canada (15: British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), China (11), Croatia (2), the Czech Republic (3), Denmark (2), France (24), Georgia (2), Germany (20), Greece (6), Greenland (10), Hungary (6), Indonesia (1), Israel (3), Italy (35), Japan (4), Kazakhstan (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Monaco (3), Mongolia (1), Morocco (4), the Netherlands (4), Norway (3), Romania (5), the Russian Federation (8), Spain (16), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), Sweden (3), Taiwan (1), Turkey (3), the United Kingdom (14), United States (93: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming), Vietnam (1)

• Blancan of United States (4: California, Idaho, Nevada, Texas)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (2), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Italy (2), Turkey (1)

• Pliocene of Bulgaria (1), Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (1), France (2), Georgia (2), Greece (6), Hungary (6), Italy (2), Moldova (2), Morocco (1), Poland (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (3), Spain (2), Tajikistan (4), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (2)

• Neogene of Italy (1)

Total: 364 collections including 391 occurrences

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