Ussuri black bear

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Ussuri black bear
Ursus thibetanus ussuricus Kaliningrad Zoo.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species:
Subspecies:
U. t. ussuricus
Trinomial name
Ursus thibetanus ussuricus
Heude, 1901
Synonyms

Selenarctos thibetanus ussuricus

The Ussuri black bear (Ursus thibetanus ussuricus), also known as the Manchurian black bear, is a large subspecies of the Asian black bear native to the Far East, including the Korean Peninsula.[1][2][3]

Etymology[edit]

A sketch by A. N. Komarov.[2]

The subspecies is named after the Ussuri River.[2]

Ecology[edit]

Sympatric predators include the Ussuri brown bear and tiger.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wu, Jiaqi; Kohno, Naoki; Mano, Shuhei; Fukumoto, Yukio; Tanabe, Hideyuki; Hasegawa, Masami; Yonezawa, Takahiro (2015-09-25). "Phylogeographic and Demographic Analysis of the Asian Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus) Based on Mitochondrial DNA". PLOS ONE. 10 (9): e0136398. Bibcode:2015PLoSO..1036398W. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136398. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 4583410. PMID 26406587.
  2. ^ a b c d Heptner, V. G. & Naumov, N. P. (1998). White-chested, black bear. Pages 713–733 in: Mammals of the Soviet Union Vol. II Part 1a, Sirenia and Carnivora (Sea cows; Wolves and Bears). Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Libraries and National Science Foundation.
  3. ^ a b Seryodkin, I.V. (2003). "Denning ecology of brown bears and Asiatic black bears in the Russian Far East" (PDF). Ursus. 14 (2): 153–161. JSTOR 3873015.