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Ursus arctos Linnaeus 1758 (brown bear)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Ursidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52604

Synonyms: Danis ferox Desmarest 1817 (no. 105076), Melanarctos cavifrons Heude 1898 (no. 105083), Mylarctos pruinosus Blyth 1854 (no. 105091), Myrmarctos eversmanni Gray 1864 (no. 105079), Ursus ferox Desmarest 1817 (no. 105075), Ursus horribilis Ord 1815 (no. 52606), Ursus procerus Miller, Jr. 1899 (no. 52611), Ursus pruinosus Blyth 1854 (no. 105090)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Ursus according to S. Larivière 2001

Sister taxa: Ursus abstrusus, Ursus americanus, Ursus arvernensis, Ursus dentrificius, Ursus inopinatus, Ursus malayanus, Ursus maritimus, Ursus spelaeus, Ursus thibetanus, Thalassarctos spitzbergensis, Thalassarctos eogroenlandicus, Thalassarctos labradorensis, Thalassarctos jenaensis, Ursus (Euarctos) vitabilis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 16.6 x 13.7, M1 22.9 x 16.5, M2 36.5 x 19.9, m1 24.5 x 14.9, m2 30.6 x 20.0, femur length 414.2, humerus length 343.4, radius length 282.0, scapula 265.6 x 243.7, skull 373.0 x 235.5, tibia length 285.4

Estimated body mass: 133.6 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length