Definition of Thalarctos
1. Noun. Polar bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Ursidae, Ursidae
Member holonyms: Ice Bear, Polar Bear, Thalarctos Maritimus, Ursus Maritimus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thalarctos
Literary usage of Thalarctos
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller (1912)
"181. July, 1908. TYPE LOCALITY.—Ungava Bay, Ungava, Canada. *thalarctos ... TYPE LOCALITY.—Pack ice off coast of eastern Greenland. thalarctos ..."
2. American Animals: A Popular Guide to the Mammals of North America North of by Witmer Stone, William Everett Cram (1902)
"254 Polar Bear (thalarctos maritimus) . . . . 256 Florida Black Bear (orsus floridanus) .... 258 Silver Tip; variety of the Grizzly Bear (Ursus horribilis). ..."