American black beir

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American black beir
Temporal range: Late Pliocene-Early Pleistocene tae recent
Canadian Rockies - the bear at Lake Louise.jpg
At Loch Louise, Alberta
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species: U. americanus
Binomial name
Ursus americanus
(Pallas, 1780)
Subspecies[2]

16, see text

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Synonyms

Euarctos americanus

The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized beir native tae North Americae. It is the continent's smawest an maist widely distributit beir species. Black bears are omnivores wi their diets varyin greatly dependin on saison an location. Thay typically live in lairgely forestit auries, but dae leave forests in search o fuid. Sometimes thay acome attractit tae human commonties acause o the immediate availability o fuid. The American black beir is the warld's maist common beir species. It is leetit bi the IUCN as Least Concern, due tae the species' widespread distribution an a lairge global population estimatit tae be twice that o aw ither beir species combined. Alang wi the brown beir, it is ane of only twa o the aicht modren bear species nae considered globally threatened wi extinction bi the IUCN. American black beirs eften mark trees uisin their teeth an claws as a fairm o communication wi ither beis, a behavior common tae mony species o beirs.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Garshelis, D.L., Crider, D. & van Manen, F. (2008). "Ursus americanus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 27 Januar 2009. 
  2. Ursus americanus, Mammal Species of the World, 3rd ed.