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Ursus thibetanus (Asian black bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Taxonomy
Ursus thibetanus was named by Cuvier (1823). It is extant.

It was recombined as Selenarctos thibetanus by Heude (1901) and Ewer (1973); it was recombined as Arcticonus thibetanus by Pocock (1917).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1823Ursus thibetanus Cuvier
1901Selenarctos thibetanus Heude
1917Arcticonus thibetanus Pocock p. 129
1968Ursus thibetanus Kurten p. 129
1973Selenarctos thibetanus Ewer
1999Ursus thibetanus Waits et al. p. 90
2001Ursus thibetanus Larivière p. 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
RankNameAuthor
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
superfamilyArctoideaFlower 1869
Ursida
superfamilyUrsoideaFischer de Waldheim 1817
familyUrsidaeGray 1825
subfamilyUrsinaeSwainson 1835
tribeUrsini
genusUrsus
speciesthibetanusCuvier 1823

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available