Ursus (biology)

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Ursus

Ursus americanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Ursidae
Genus:Ursus
Species
Ursus arctos
Ursus americanus
Ursus maritimus
Ursus thibetanus
Ursus spelaeus (extinct)

Ursus is a genus in the family Ursidae (bears) that includes the widely distributed brown bears and black bears (including the Polar Bear). The name is derived from the Latin ursus, meaning bear.

Species and subspecies of Ursus

  • Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
    • Brown Bear, Urses arctos arctos
    • Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
    • Golden Bear, Ursus arctos californicus (extinct)
    • Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
    • Mexican Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos nelsoni (extinct?)
    • Hokkaido Bear, Ursus arctos yesoensis
  • American Black Bear, Ursus americanus
  • Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus
  • Asiatic Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
  • Cave Bear, Ursus spelaeus (extinct)

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