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|Auvergne Bear (Ursus minimus)|
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|Scalesofanubis||Apr 20 2017, 05:02 AM Post #1|
Auvergne Bear (Ursus minimus)
Temporal range: Pliocene–Pleistocene
Ursus minimus (Auvergne bear) is an extinct species of bear, endemic to Europe during the Pliocene and Pleistocene, living from 5.3—1.8 Mya, existing for about 3.5 million years. U. minimus appears to have given rise to Ursus etruscus. The range of U. minimus was continental Europe and as far east as the Black Sea in Russia. Its southern range was Italy. The skeleton of U. minimus was very similar to that of the Asian black bear scaled down to around the size of a modern sun bear.
Edited by Scalesofanubis, Apr 20 2017, 05:03 AM.
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