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Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1758 – Himalayan Brown Bear

Taxonomic Notes:

Brown Bear has very wide distribution in palearctic and nearctic reagion. There are as many as 16 extant subspecies and 5 extinct subspecies. Ursus arctos isabellinus precisely is the subspecies to be called as Himalayan Brown Bear.
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Conservation Status:

Brown bear is a Least Concern species owing to its wide distribution. It is believed that 'Himalayan' subspecies is Critically Endangered, however, there is no appropriate assessment of its conservation status. 

Mammalia > Carnivora > Ursidae > Ursus

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2020. Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1758 – Himalayan Brown Bear. Ramachandran, V., A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
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