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species

Polar Bear
Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774

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

Scientific synonyms

Ursus maritimus marinus Pallas, 1776
Thalarctos polaris Gray, 1825

Vulnerable

Images

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

Author: Steve Amstrup

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

Author: Olsen, Dave

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

Author: Connie Barclay

juvenile animal

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

Author: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

female with triplets

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

Triplets

Author: Klaus Rudloff

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Intertaxon relationships

prey: Erignathus barbatus (Erxleben, 1777) - Bearded Seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus (Erxleben, 1777) - Harp Seal, Pusa hispida (Schreber, 1775) - Ringed Seal, Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Walrus, Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) - Beluga Whale, ...

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305357]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Ursus maritimus (Phipps, 1774)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [112:eisbaer-ursus-maritimus&Itemid=242]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774]

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