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Brown bear (Ursus Arctos)

Alaskan brown bear (Ursus arctos alascensis)
Dall brown bear (Ursus arctos dalli)

East Siberian brown bear (Ursus arctos collaris)

Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos arctos)

Gobi bear (Ursus arctos gobiensis)

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)

Himalayan brown bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus)

Kamchatka brown bear or Far Eastern brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus)

Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi)

Marsican brown bear or Appenine brown bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus)

Peninsular brown bear (Ursus arctos gyas)

Sitka brown bear (Ursus arctos sitkensis)

Stickeen brown bear (Ursus arctos stikeenensis)

Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus)

Tibetan blue bear (Ursus arctos pruinosus)

Ussuri brown bear or Amur brown bear (Ursus arctos lasiotus)

American black bear (Ursus americanus)

California black bear (Ursus americanus californiensis)
Cinnamon bear (Ursus americanus cinnamomum)

Dall black bear (Ursus americanus pugnax)

Eastern black bear (Ursus americanus americanus)

Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus)

Glacier bear (Ursus americanus emmonsii)

Haida Gwaii black bear (Ursus americanus carlottae)

Kenai black bear (Ursus americanus perniger)

Kermode bear or Spirit bear (Ursus americanus kermodei
)
Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus)

Mexican black bear (Ursus americanus eremicus)

New Mexico black bear (Ursus americanus amblyceps)

Newfoundland black bear (Ursus americanus hamiltoni
)
Olympic black bear (Ursus americanus altifrontalis)

Vancouver Island black bear (Ursus americanus vancouveri)

West Mexico black bear (Ursus americanus machetes)

Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus)

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Baluchistan bear (Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus)
Formosan black bear (Ursus thibetanus formosanus)

Himalayan black bear (Ursus thibetanus laniger)

Indochinese black bear (Ursus thibetanus mupinensis)

Japanese black bear (Ursus thibetanus japonicus)
Tibetan black bear (Ursus thibetanus thibetanus)

Ussuri black bear (Ursus thibetanus ussuricus)

Andean (spectacled) bear (Tremarctos ornatus)

Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)

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Borneo sun bear (Helarctos malayanus euryspilus)
Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus malayanus)

Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus)

Common sloth bear (Melursus ursinus ursinus)
Sri Lankan sloth bear (Melursus ursinus inornatus)

Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

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Chinese giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca melanoleuca)
Qinling panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis)

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

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Extinct brown bears (Ursus arctos)

Atlas bear (Ursus arctos crowtheri)
California grizzly bear (Ursus arctos californicus)

Mexican grizzly bear (Ursus arctos nelsoni)

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