Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Ursus maritimus



Ursus maritimus


  • Last modified
  • 13 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Ursus maritimus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774

Other Scientific Names

  • Thalarctos maritimus
  • Ursus maritimus marinus Pallas, 1776
  • Ursus maritimus maritimus Phipps, 1774

International Common Names

  • French: ours blanc

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Carnivora
  •                         Suborder: Fissipeda
  •                             Family: Ursidae
  •                                 Genus: Ursus
  •                                     Species: Ursus maritimus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

MexicoPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
USAPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-AlaskaPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001


GermanyPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
NorwayPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
Russian FederationPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
SpainPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001

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