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polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
Subject: polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
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polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

Norsk bokmål: Bildet er hentet fra Nasjonalbibliotekets bildesamling. Anmerkninger til bildet var: Del av en småbildemappe med tittel "Fangst", inneholdene 10 ulike fotografier
Date between 1930 and 1935
Source "Isbjørn"; National Library of Norway  
Author Unknown

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice and open water, and for hunting seals, which make up most of its diet.

Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774
Common Names: Polar Bear; [French] Ours blanc, Ours polaire; [Spanish] Oso Polar
Ursus marinus Pallas, 1776
Ursus polaris Shaw, 1792
Thalarctos maritimus (Phipps, 1774)
Thalassarctos eogroenlandicus Knottnerus-Meyer, 1908
Thalassarctos jenaensis Knottnerus-Mayer, 1908
Thalassarctos labradorensis Knottnerus-Meyer, 1908
Thalassarctos spitzbergensis Knottnerus-Meyer

ursus maritimus
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