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Ursus
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From top to bottom: Brown bear, American Black Bear, Polar bear, Asian Black Bear.
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Ursus

Linnaeus, 1758
Species
Ursus arctos
Ursus americanus
Ursus maritimus
Ursus thibetanus
Ursus spelaeus (extinct)

Ursus is a genus in the family Ursidae (bears) that includes the widely distributed brown bears, the polar bear, and black bears. The name comes from the Latin ursus, meaning bear.

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