Subfamily Ailuropodinae (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Alternative spellings: Ailuropodidae, Ailuropodini

Parent taxon: Ursidae according to J. Abella et al. 2012

See also Chorn and Hoffman 1978, de Bones et al. 2017, Jin et al. 2007, Kurtén 1985, O'Brien et al. 1985, O'Brien et al. 1986 and Van Valen 1986

Sister taxa: Agriotheriinae, Amphicynodontinae, Harpaleocyon, Hemicyon, Hemicyoninae, Metarctos, Myadina, Phoberocyoninae, Proarctotherium, Subparictidae, Taxina, Thaumastocyon, Tremarctinae, Ursinae, Ursulus, Zaragocyon

Subtaxa: Agriarctos Ailurarctos Ailuropoda Indarctini Kretzoiarctos

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (12 collections), Myanmar (1), Vietnam (3)

• Pliocene of China (1)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Hungary (1), Spain (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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