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polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
Subject: polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
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Ursus maritimus - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ22600071.jpg
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polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

Ursus maritimus
Date 1700-1880
Source/Photographer Iconographia Zoologica
Old Latin name Ursus maritimus
New Latin name Ursus maritimus
Common name Nederlands: IJsbeer

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.

ursus maritimus
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