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Mammalia > Carnivora > Ursidae > Ursus

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.


This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2021. 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.
http://www.mammalsofindia.org/sp/386/Ursus-arctos
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