American black beir

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American black beir
Temporal range: Late Pliocene-Early Pleistocene tae recent
At Loch Louise, Alberta
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species: U. americanus
Binomial name
Ursus americanus
(Pallas, 1780)

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Euarctos americanus

The American black beir (Ursus americanus) is a middlin beir hamelt in 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 maistly forestit airts, but dae leave forests in search o fuid. Sometimes thay become 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 broun beir, it is ane o anely twa o the aicht modren bear species nae considered globally unner thriet wi extinction bi the IUCN. American black beirs eften mark trees uisin their teeth an claws as a form o communication wi ither beis, a behaviour common tae mony species o beir.[1]

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  1. a b 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. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Ursus americanus Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine, Mammal Species of the World, 3rd ed.