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Ursus abstrusus Bjork 1970 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52601

Full reference: P. R. Bjork. 1970. The Carnivora of the Hagerman Local Fauna (Late Pliocene) of Southwestern Idaho. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 60(7):3-54

Belongs to Ursus according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: 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, Ursus (Euarctos) vitabilis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hagerman (UM-Ida 79-65), which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Glenns Ferry Formation of Idaho

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 20.7 x 9.5