Tremarctos

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Tremarctos
Temporal range: Pliocene - recent, 5.333–0Ma
Spectacled Bear - Houston Zoo.jpg
Spectacled bear, Tremarctos ornatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Subfamily: Ursinae
Tribe: Tremarctini
Genus: Tremarctos

Tremarctos is a genus of the family Ursidae, subfamily Tremarctinae endemic to Americas from the Pliocene to recent. The northern species, the Florida short-faced bear was extinct 11 000 years ago.[1] The sole living Tremarctos species is the South American spectacled bear.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ B. Kurten & E. Anderson (1980): Pleistocene mammals of North America, pp 1-442. Columbia University Press