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Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Mammalia, Order Carnivora, Family Ursidae

The Ursidae is a family of carnivorous mammals, commonly known as bears.

Subfamily Ailurinae

Genus Ailuropoda
Species melanoleuca (Panda, Panda bear, Giant panda)

Subfamily Ursininae

Genus Helarctos
Species [[Helarctos malayanus|malayanus (Sun bear)
Genus Melursus
Species ursinus (Sloth bear)
Genus Tremarctos
Species ornatus (Spectacled bear)
Genus Ursus
Species americanus (American black bear) - sometimes placed in its own genus of Euarcturus
Species arctos (Brown bear, Grizzly bear)
Species thibetanus (Asiatic black bear)
Genus Thalarctos
Species maritimus (Polar bear) - There is a growing tendency to classify this species under the genus Ursus.