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American Black Bear (Zwarte Beer)


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American Black Bear - Ursus americanus - Zwarte Beer
North-America, from Alaska and Labrador south to Mexico.

The following 17 subspecies are being recognised:
Ursus americanus americanus - Alaska to Labrador south to Texas and Arkansas;
Ursus americanus hunteri - Southwest-Northwest Territories, Yukon and Mackenzie District, Canada;
Ursus americanus hamiltoni - Newfoundland, Canada;
Ursus americanus carlottae - Alaska, Queen Charlotte Island, Graham Island;
Ursus americanus perniger - Alaska, Kenai Peninsular;
Ursus americanus pugnax - Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Rocky Bay, Dall Island;
Ursus americanus emmonsii - Mainland of Alaska, south to Taku River;
Ursus americanus kermodei - Coastal region of British Columbia, including larger islands;
Ursus americanus vancouveri - Vancouver Island, King Solomon's Basin, Canada;
Ursus americanus altifrontalis - British Columbia (inland to Glacier NP) south to Northwest-California;
Ursus americanus cinnamomum - Rocky Mountains of East-British Columbia to Northeast-Utah;
Ursus americanus californiensis - South-Oregon south to Sierra Nevada, California;
Ursus americanus amblyceps - Utah, Colorado and Kansas south to West-Texas and North-Mexico;
Ursus americanus machetes - Northcentral-Mexico (Grande, Sierra Madre Occidental, Chihuahua);
Ursus americanus eremicus - Northeast-Mexico (Coahuila, Sierra Guadalupe);
Ursus americanus luteolus - East-Texas, Louisiana, South-Mississippi;
Ursus americanus floridanus - South-Alabama, South-Georgia and Florida.

Of this species there are also Nature photo's available.


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