Taxon profile


Malayan Sun Bear
Helarctos malayanus (Raffles, 1821)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Ursidae - bears »  genus Helarctos

Scientific synonyms

Helarctos anmamiticus Heude, 1901
Ursus malayanus Raffles, 1821 o

Other names

= Malaysian Sun Bear
= Sun Bear

IUCN category:Vulnerable


juvenile animal


Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Helarctos malayanus euryspilus Horsfield, 1825 - Borneo Sun Bear

Helarctos malayanus euryspilus - Borneo Sun Bear

subspecies Helarctos malayanus malayanus (Raffles, 1821)

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [9760]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Helarctos malayanus (Raffles, 1821)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Helarctos malayanus Raffles, 1821]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Helarctos malayanus (Raffles, 1821)]

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o original combination

species extinct in area described by check-list