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Preserved, Ice Age Bear uncovered (1 Viewer)

Farnboro John

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Impressive stuff. I'd have thought if it is a Brown Bear from only about 20K years ago, its pretty much just a Brown Bear?

John
 

Farnboro John

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Cave Bear Ursus spelaeus still existed then, so that's a possibility too :t:

Yes, but the local scientists have already expressed the opinion that it is an ancient Brown Bear. I'm not quite sure what a Cave Bear is: has it been recently referred to as Short-faced Bear (which looks quite different from Brown Bear) or is that something else again?

John
 

Nutcracker

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The wikipedia article on Cave Bear mentions this specimen (Taxonomy, paragraph 3), citing the original research papers on it (refs. 4, 5, 6), which call it a Cave Bear :t:


Short-faced bears (2 species) are a separate genus, from N America.
 

THE_FERN

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The wikipedia article on Cave Bear mentions this specimen (Taxonomy, paragraph 3), citing the original research papers on it (refs. 4, 5, 6), which call it a Cave Bear :t:


Short-faced bears (2 species) are a separate genus, from N America.

The largely arboreal and vegetarian Andean spectacled bear is the last surviving short-faced bear...
 

Farnboro John

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The wikipedia article on Cave Bear mentions this specimen (Taxonomy, paragraph 3), citing the original research papers on it (refs. 4, 5, 6), which call it a Cave Bear :t:


Short-faced bears (2 species) are a separate genus, from N America.

Thank you very much, I had a look around at lunchtime and thoroughly enjoyed the chase from Cave Bear to Short-faced Bear then Dire Wolf and Cave Hyena. Some great pix seen too as a result of the links!

John
 

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