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Ursus spelaeus Cave Bear Molar Tooth

Transylvania, Romania
Devensian Stage, Pleistocene Period (20,000 Years Old)
The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) was a species of bear that lived in Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene and became extinct about 24,000 years ago during the Last Glacial Maximum. Both the word "cave" and the scientific name spelaeus are used because fossils of this species were mostly found in caves. This reflects the views of experts that cave bears may have spent more time in caves than the brown bear, which uses caves only for hibernation. Cave bears were comparable in size to the largest modern-day bears.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ursus
Species: †U. spelaeus



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Taken with Canon Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

  • 6 mm
  • 1/60
  • f f/2.8
  • ISO 80
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