The american black bear (ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to north america it is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species. American black bear: (ursus americanus) brown bear: (ursus arctos) polar bear: (ursus maritimus) asiatic black bear: (ursus thibetanus) comparing bears three native bear species inhabit north america the american black bear, the polar bear, and the brown bear. American black bear ursus americanus black bears are widely distributed throughout the forested areas of north america although they have been totally driven out from some of their original range they are presently found in northern mexico. Ursus americanus - american black bear skull pictures: dorsal (ursus arctos) the black bear does not have a muscular hump behind shoulders black bears inhabited most of the forested regions of north america, including the entire state of wisconsin (hall 1981.
Range ursus americanus are commonly found throughout the majority of north america, mainly in deserts forests, and swamps this bear is sometimes mistaken for other black bears, such as the mexican black bear and the new mexico black bear. American black bear - ursus americanus welcome to animalia despite living in north america, american black bears are not closely related to brown bears and polar bears, genetic studies reveal that they split from a common ancestor 505 million years ago (may. The american black bear (ursus americanus) is a medium-sized species of bear native to north america it is the second smallest bear in the world, only behind the sun bear, but it is the smallest of the 2 bear species in north america. Once portrayed as having one of the lowest rates of reproduction of any land mammal in north america, american black bears in 2004 phylogeographic patterns within a metapopulation of black bears (ursus americanus of the american black bear (ursus americanus) in north america. American black bear range map (north america) latin name: ursus americanus : conservation status: ursus americanus eremicus - north eastern mexico ursus americanus floridanus north american black bear baribal bear 95% of their diet is plant based.
Pages in category ursus americanus this category contains only the following a popular guide to the mammals of north america north of mexico, with intimate biographies of the more familiar american black bear ursus americanusjpg 1,800 1,200 155 kb american black bearjpg 2,272. Winston is a male american black bear (ursus americanus) the black bear is north america's smallest and most common species of bear black bears are omnivores. American black bear ursus americanus kermode bears are found along the north-central coast of british columbia, and the yukon territory, canada black bears have strong, highly curved claws and the profile of the face is convex when compared with the more concave profile of a brown bear. American black bear - overview - view incredible american black bear videos - ursus americanus - on arkive.
Curator of north american mammals and chief of mammal section, national biological service, smithsonian institution ursus americanus, american black bear [english] author(s)/editor(s): wilson, don e, and f russell cole : publication date. The american black bear (ursus americanus) is a large carnivore that inhabits the forests, swamps, tundra throughout the more northerly reaches of north america. Black bear - ursus americanus biology & behavior legal status there are more american black bears in the world than all other bears the modern form of black bear was a part of the north american landscape black bears have been able to thrive on the same continent as grizzly bears in.
Cal differences between black bears and the north american brown/grizzly to be those of u americanus ursus maritimus phipps respect to ursus arctos in north america apply to all island and mainland. Black bear ursus americanus contributors (2005): skip still (scdnr), jay many color phases of black bears across their north american range including black, cinnamon, blonde, brown ursus americanus. Abstract hydrocephalus has been reported in a variety of species, including the north american black bear (ursus americanus) this report describes three cases of hydrocephalus in this species from wild bears aged 3-4 mo considered retrospectively from necropsy records of one institution. In north america, the black bear (ursus americanus) is the most common species of bear it is native to the continent and ranges from northern alaska to mexico.
The kermode bear (ursus americanus kermodei), also known as the spirit bear (particularly in british columbia), is a rare subspecies of the american black bear living in the central and north coast regions of british columbia, canada it is the official provincial mammal of british columbia. With the arrival of humans in north america the range of ursus americanus began to reduce but was probably little affected until the sixteenth century range map of the american black bear (ursus americanus) (bobsibob. Black bears (ursus americanus) scott e hygnstrom the black bear (ursus americanus, fig 1) is the smallest and most widely distributed of the north american bears. American black bear (ursus americanus) also known as black bear or north american black bear species code: uram description: the american black bear is the most common bear native to north america.