Arctodus pristinus Leidy 1854 (bear)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Ursidae

Synonyms: Arctodus haplodon Cope 1896, Ursus haplodon Cope 1896

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1854. [Abstract of remarks made before a meeting of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, June 6th, 1854]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7:89-90

Belongs to Arctodus according to L. B. Albright et al. 2019

See also Emslie 1995, Gidley and Gazin 1938, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1854, Leidy 1860 and Richards et al. 1996

Sister taxon: Arctodus simus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections), United States (19: Florida, Kansas, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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