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Ursus malayanus Raffles 1821 (sun bear)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Ursidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104033

Alternative combination: Helarctos malayanus

Synonym: Helarctos euryspilus Horsfield 1826 (taxon 105074)

Belongs to Ursus according to S. Larivière 2001

Sister taxa: Ursus abstrusus, Ursus americanus, Ursus arctos, Ursus arvernensis, Ursus deningeri, Ursus dentrificius, Ursus etruscus, Ursus inopinatus, Ursus maritimus, Ursus minimus, Ursus praemalayanus, Ursus priscus, Ursus spelaeus, Ursus thibetanus, Thalassarctos spitzbergensis, Thalassarctos eogroenlandicus, Thalassarctos labradorensis, Thalassarctos jenaensis, Euarctos optimus, Ursus (Euarctos) vitabilis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 248.0, humerus length 227.6, radius length 188.1, skull 206.0 x 177.0, tibia length 175.3

Estimated body mass: 34.7 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length