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Melursus ursinus (sloth bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Taxonomy
Bradypus ursinus was named by Shaw (1791). It is extant.

It was recombined as Prochilus ursinus by Illiger (1811); it was recombined as Melursus ursinus by Ewer (1973) and Waits et al. (1999); it was recombined as Ursus ursinus by Larivière (2001).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1791Bradypus ursinus Shaw
1809Arceus niger Goldfuss
1811Prochilus ursinus Illiger p. 109
1973Melursus ursinus Ewer
1999Melursus ursinus Waits et al. p. 90
2001Ursus ursinus 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
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
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
genusMelursusMeyer 1793
speciesursinus(Shaw 1791)

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