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Melursus ursinus Shaw 1791 (sloth bear)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Ursidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104032

Alternative combinations: Bradypus ursinus, Prochilus ursinus, Ursus ursinus

Synonym: Arceus niger Goldfuss 1809 (taxon 105070)

Belongs to Melursus according to L. P. Waits et al. 1999

Sister taxa: none

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 330.0, humerus length 282.7, radius length 227.0, tibia length 220.9

Estimated body mass: 69.7 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length