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Ursus (Euarctos) vitabilis

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Taxonomy
Ursus (Euarctos) vitabilis was named by Gidley (1913). Its type specimen is USNM 7665, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is McKinely Central Church, which is in a Permian terrestrial limestone in the Gilmore Formation of West Virginia.

It was synonymized subjectively with Ursus americanus by Kurten and Anderson (1980).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1913Ursus (Euarctos) vitabilis Gidley p. 96 figs. Figs. 1, 1a

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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
subgenusEuarctos
speciesvitabilis

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