Ursus arctos Linnaeus 1758 (brown bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Synonyms: Danis ferox Desmarest 1817, Melanarctos cavifrons Heude 1898, Mylarctos pruinosus Blyth 1854, Myrmarctos eversmanni Gray 1864, Ursus ferox Desmarest 1817, Ursus horribilis Ord 1815, Ursus procerus Miller, Jr. 1899, Ursus pruinosus Blyth 1854

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

Belongs to Ursus according to S. Larivière 2001

See also Alroy 2002, Boule and De Villeneuve 1927, Emslie and Czaplewski 1985, Ewer 1973, Guilday 1968, Hunt 1998, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Miller 1899, Thomas 1911 and Waits et al. 1999

Sister taxa: Ursus abstrusus, Ursus americanus, Ursus arvernensis, Ursus deningeri, Ursus dentrificius, Ursus etruscus, 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 Canada (3: Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec collections), France (1), Germany (3), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Italy (8), Japan (4), Monaco (1), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (1), the Russian Federation (4), Spain (1), Taiwan (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (4: Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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