Definition of Genus 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Thalarctos
Literary usage of Genus thalarctos
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Introduction to Mammalia by Charles Hamilton Smith (1858)
"Sub-genus THALARCTOS.—Marine Bears. — The North Polar region is frequented by a species of bear, which is sufficiently distinct from the foregoing to be ..."