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
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Thalarctos
Literary usage of Genus thalarctos
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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 ..."