Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Carnivora > Suborder Caniformia > Family Ursidae > Genus Ursus

Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Thalarctos

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

UrsusLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name

Species group names

Thalarctos maritimus Phipps, 1774 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): isbjørn sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: ijsbeer
 English: polar bear sources: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
 German: Eisbär; Polarbär sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Πολική αρκούδα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: baltasis lokys sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: isbjørn sources: Voyage Towards North Pole, p. 185
 Norwegian Nynorsk: isbjørn sources: Voyage Towards North Pole, p. 185
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): isbjørn sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: niedźwiedź polarny sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: белый медведь sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: beli medved sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: oso polar sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: kutup ayisi; kutup ayısı sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Білий ведмідь ; Ведмідь білий

Literature

basis of record

Wilson D.E. & Reeder D.A.M. (1993). Mammals species of the world. A taxonomic and geographic reference. Second edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1206 pp.

additional source

van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376

Genbank

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External Links

Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF

Citation

Berta, A.; Churchill, M. (2010). Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137085

Prof. Dr Wieslaw Bogdanowicz. Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=305357

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

IUCN:
Red List status VU 2008This species is vulnerable and is considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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2010-05-20 by Prof. Dr Wieslaw Bogdanowicz & by Annalisa Berta

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