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Tremarctos floridanus (Florida cave bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Taxonomy
Arctodus floridanus was named by Gidley (1928).

It was recombined as Tremarctos floridanus by Kurten (1963), Lundelius (1972) and Kurten and Anderson (1980).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1928Arctodus floridanus Gidley
1950Tremarctos mexicanus Stock
1963Tremarctos floridanus Kurten
1972Tremarctos floridanus Lundelius, Jr.
1980Tremarctos floridanus Kurten and Anderson p. 178

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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
subfamilyTremarctinaeMerriam and Stock 1925
genusTremarctos
speciesfloridanus(Gidley 1928)

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: herbivoreg
Diet 2: carnivoreg
Created: 2009-01-04 14:27:10
Modified: 2009-01-04 16:29:21
Source: g = genus, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Van Valkenburgh 1988, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Pleistocene to the top of the Rancholabrean or 2.58800 to 0.01200 Ma

Collections (25 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Blancan4.9 - 1.8Mexico (Sonora) Tremarctos floridanus (20322)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (California) Tremarctos floridanus (20113)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117USA (South Carolina) Tremarctos floridanus (65405)
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Florida) Tremarctos floridanus (20520)
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Maryland) Tremarctos floridanus (20302)
Rancholabrean0.3 - 0.012USA (Florida) Tremarctos floridanus (20398 20491)
Rancholabrean0.3 - 0.012USA (South Carolina) Tremarctos floridanus (79757)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Tremarctos floridanus (74292 154773 154804 154805 154936)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Georgia) Tremarctos floridanus (13066)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (South Carolina) Tremarctos floridanus (79920)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (late glacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Tremarctos floridanus (154722)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Tremarctos floridanus (20573 20593 20636 20650)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (glacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Arctodus floridanus (154771)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Mexico (Nuevo Leon) Tremarctos mexicanus (71345)
Late/Upper Pleistocene - Holocene0.126 - 0.0USA (Mississippi) Tremarctos floridanus (93344 93345 93346)