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Ursus maritimus (polar bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Taxonomy
Ursus maritimus was named by Phipps (1774). It is extant.

It was recombined as Thalarctos maritimus by Ewer (1973).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1774Ursus maritimus Phipps
1776Ursus marinus Pallas
1792Ursus polaris Shaw p. 7
1825Thalarctos polaris Gray
1964Ursus maritimus Kurten p. 5
1968Ursus maritimus Kurten p. 128
1973Thalarctos maritimus Ewer
1980Ursus maritimus Kurten and Anderson p. 185
1981Ursus maritimus DeMaster and Stirling p. 1
1999Ursus maritimus Waits et al. p. 90
2001Ursus maritimus Larivière p. 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
tribeUrsini
genusUrsus
speciesmaritimusPhipps 1774

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