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California grizzly bear
Ursus arctos californicus, Santa Barbara, Natural History Museum.jpg
Specimen at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Conservation status

Extinct  (1924) (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species:
Subspecies:
U. a. californicus
Trinomial name
Ursus arctos californicus
Merriam 1896
Synonyms
  • colusus Merriam, 1914
  • henshawi Merriam, 1914
  • klamathensis Merriam, 1914
  • magister Merriam, 1914
  • mendocinensis Merriam, 1916
  • tularensis Merriam, 1914

The California grizzly bear (Ursus arctos californicus) is an extinct population or subspecies of the brown bear.

The California grizzly bear was much like the Kodiak bear of the southern coast of Alaska.

The grizzly became a symbol of the Bear Flag Republic.

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