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polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
Subject: polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
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1991 polar-bear02 hg.jpg
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polar bear (Ursus maritimus)


Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) on sea ice ab. 200 km north of Svalbard. Foto taken on cruise ARK-VIII/2 of the german research vessel POLARSTERN
Date 1991
Author Hannes Grobe/AWI
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1991_polar-bear02_hg.jpg

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.

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Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774
Common Names: Polar Bear; [French] Ours blanc, Ours polaire; [Spanish] Oso Polar
Synonyms:
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

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