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Ursus (Euarctos) vitabilis Gidley 1913 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 231581

Full reference: J. W. Gidley. 1913. Preliminary report on a recently discovered Pleistocene cave deposit near Cumberland, Maryland. Proceedings of The United States National Museum 46:93-102

Belongs to Ursus (Euarctos) according to J. W. Gidley 1913

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

Type specimen: USNM 7665, a mandible. Its type locality is McKinely Central Church, which is in a Permian terrestrial limestone in the Gilmore Formation of West Virginia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore