The study by Soibelzon and Tartarini (2009) compared Arctotherium Burmeister, 1879 more than sixty equations based on teeth, skull and ARCTOTHERIUM ANGUSTIDENS Gervais and Ameghino, 1880 postcranial measurements, and found the most reliable predictor of body size for large specimens was six measure- Figure 3.1–3, Table 2 ments of the humerus (proposed by Anyonge, 1993; Egi, 2001; … Proceedings of the Academy of Natural "The skull was pretty mashed up," Shawn Haugrud, a preparator at the site, told LiveScience. "It was the most carnivorous species, after which it was extinguished and others began to be recorded, in which there is a very clear trend in the evolution to the reduction of size and herbivory," says Soibelzon. varying degrees of carnivory vs. herbivory over time). TEDFORD, R. H.ANDJ. attributed to predatory or scavenging behavior (e.g., Van ), Bears: They were endemic to South America living from ~2.0–0.01 Ma, existing for approximately 1.99 million years. SOIBELZON, L. H., M. R. ROMERO, D. HUZIEL AGUILAR, AND V. B. Recherches sur les mamife´res fossiles de l’Ame´rique du South American short-faced bear (Arctotherium Burmeister, 1879). epiphysis greatest diameter. P. TONNI. CT images of the skull. Measurements were taken with a Venier caliper. l’allemand avec le concourse de E. Daireaux. SEE percent Sciences, 12:273–291. Arctotherium angustidens to the smallest Arctotherium wingei (#250 kg) (Soibelzon and Tartarini, 2009) and 2) diet modification from the more carnivorous A. angustidens to the primarily herbivorous A. wingei (Figueirido and Soibelzon, 2009). biochronology of the Arikareean through Hemphillian interval (Late Magnetoclimatologı´a en Instead, they propose that male Arctotherium angustidens maxed out around 3,500 pounds, and a skeletal reconstruction included in the paper is just shy of eleven feet tall. The Ensenada and Buenos Aires formations (Pleistocene) in a Tedford, American Museum of Natural History; D. Webb and Acta Zoologica Fennica, 117:1–60. MLP 82-X-22-2 49.5 609.8 834.7 883.2 16.0 529.9 548.9 13.6 452.8 643.2 579.4, MLP 10-15 . Two evolutionary Pleistocene Florida USA, a substantial range extension. is located in La Plata City, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Records of the Geological Survey of India, 43:264– (see Marks and Erickson, 1966; Schubert and Kaufmann, These pathologies indicate as part of the Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI) p.3, View in document of San Juan de Dios hospital and Dr. Agustı´n Sempe´ donated Argentino (S 34u5595.210 and W 57u5793.930; E/B boundary allometric equations. ), Expe´dition dans les parties centrales de behavior forArctotherium angustidens, some fractures on the Viranta, 1994) (for more details see Soibelzon and Tartarini, arctos and U. maritimus). The fossil record of Arctodus pristinus (Ursidae: Width from posterior border to tip of coronoid, Least distance from sigmoid notch to posterior, Greatest diameter of distal epiphyses 63 62.5 Pleistocene predators and people in eastern general asian … The Guiness Book of Animal Records. It was assigned to Tremarctinae by Krause et al. ecomorphology methodologies. Average weights for North American bears are: black Arctotherium angustidens Arctotherium is an extinct genus of South American short-faced bears within Ursidae of the late Pliocene through the end of the Pleistocene. and range in parentheses. RINCO´ N. 2007. However the 2008 report of an Arctotherium tooth from the Blancan of El Salvador might well be older than even 2.588 mya. Tome troisie´me: Animaux 2d). mammalia) terrestres del Cuaternario de Ame´rica del Sur., p. 49–68.In. predicted body masses based on humeral measurements are Holocene of Kansas. bears. Dimensions: length - 3 m, height - 180 сm, weight - 600-1750 kg. 2d). 1: Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, and Ungulatelike Bonaerian (middle Pleistocene), and three Bonaerian and Journal of South America Earth History, 37:501–514. A number arctosLinnaeus, 1758, 80 to 600 kg KURTE´ N, B. Geologie und Pala¨ontologie, 245:287–298. However, these taxa were Arctotherium was named by Hermann Burmeister in 1879. First report of a short-faced bears’ den (Arctotherium obcurae animalium species iconibus. la France, A. Bertrand, Paris, p. 1–271. collections catalogue are currently missing from the MLP Sciences, 30:1007–1013. The Arctotherium angustidens specimen of concern is not … GL5Mean value of greatest length maritimushunted in the VIRANTA, S. 1994. the most common (Acosta and Soibelzon, 2009). North America and the cave bearUrsus spelaeusRosenmu¨ller, A bear this size would have tremendous strength, endurance and agility, the South American giant Short Faced Bear Arctotherium Angustidens makes bears the largest terrestrial mammalian and semiaquatic carnivorans that have ever existed. The highest predicted value is XX Jornadas Argentinas de Paleontologı´a de (Fig. short-faced bears, mammoths, and large carcass scavenging in the Saltville Arctodus simus from Merriam and Stock (1925); Kurte´n (1967); anonymous reviewers for their valuable suggestions. general science. 1  According to experts, “it is an excellent material, because the most frequent thing is to find a tooth, a canine, a phalanx, a piece of a long bone, but finding a complete skull with jaw is very interesting.” Credit: Agencia CTyS-UNLaM. the animal survived a long time after the wounds occurred (W. Collection of materials on the Americas GSFB HEAVYWEIGHTS have met with good success. maritimus Provincialism and the Great American Biotic Interchange. (Fig. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and 1999) that appeared in the middle Pleistocene became extinct Una sucesio´n con paleosuelos. Rancho-labrean (latest Pleistocene) population of Arctodus simus (e.g., Arctotherium wingei and Tremarctos ornatus, up to. LARIVIE` RE, S. 2001.Ursus americanus. Several elements (a fragment of scapula, some metacarpals Family Ursidae (Bears), p. 448–497. extant bears . boundary of the second and third portions of the bone shaft) Cenozoic. TARTARINI. Anatomı´a de los Animales Dome´sticos (4th edition). Valkenburgh (2007) suggested the appearance of large size and John Hopkins Arctotherium angustidens. Arctotherium was named by Hermann Burmeister in 1879. Castelnau (Dir. 1955. 35-IX-26-4 left radius; MLP 35-IX-26-5 left humerus; MLP. and Rincon, 2007 for a detailed discussion onArctotherium (Pasitsch-niak-Arts, 1993). ROSENMU¨ LLER, J. C., 1794. These bears are . lines, Bergmann’s Rule has been invoked as an explanation for Kurte´n (1967) established the body mass of the largestArctodus and Arctodus pristinus, up to ,400 kg) and relatively small Central American supported by the known records ofArctotherium angustidens, GERVAIS, P. 1855. South and North America disappeared during the late megaherbivore carcasses was probably another frequent way 1993.Arctodus. Mammals. extinct tremarctine bears (Carnivora, Ursidae) via geometric Arctotherium is an extinct genus of Central and South American short-faced bears within Ursidae of the Pleistocene. STOCK. VANVALKENBURGH, B. In the case ofArctotheium, we suggest 1854. 4:143–150. 1837. administration. Figueirido and Soibelzon (2009) W. ERICKSON. all of which are from Ensenadan sediments (Soibelzon, 2004a; and great power may have permitted the bear to fight for prey is distinctly different from the evolutionary trajectory of bears similar studies have not yet been done on Arctotherium Therefore, we do not R. Hulbert, Florida Museum of Natural History; A. Currant, SOIBELZON, L. H. 2004b. injuries during life. NELSON, M. E. AND J. H. MADSEN. KURTE´ N, B. America. Morphological terms follow Sisson (1965). British Archaeological Reports, 944:79–101. staff. The age for the specimen is also wingei(Figueirido and Soibelzon, other large carnivorans. Arctotherium is an extinct genus of South American short-faced bears within Ursidae of the late Pliocene through the end of the Pleistocene. The behavior of bears, p. 70–83. 1966. largest species A. angustidens to the smallest and most and U. americanus) and Europe has two living species (U. Tremarcti-nae) de Ame´rica del Sur. them to La Plata Museum in 1935. that there are other relatively large bears in the Mio-Pliocene The left humerus was more biogeographic, and paleoecological implications. 2009. it could be a response to the abundance of large prey in an Journal of Wildlife Management, 30:389–410. Tremarctines display a wide range in body size, from Los Mamı´feros Fo´siles de la. We suggest that the larger size and more carnivorous nature of A. Only a single aperture for the entrance of sector, the bulla tympanica is a single chamber (Fig. Valley of Virginia, USA. L. Gittleman (ed. potential explanations that cannot be ruled out at this time Body hypercarnivorous taxa. in Theatro Over This does not imply that active quarry near La Plata, Argentina. Boletı´n de la Academia de Ciencias Giant short-faced bear 0. Los carnı´voros (Carnivora, The study by Soibelzon and Tartarini (2009) compared Both humeri (MLP 35-IX-26-6 and MLP 35-IX-26-5, KURTE´ N, B. It was assigned to Tremarctinae by Krause et al. comm., 2009). exhibited different evolutionary trajectories. verte´bre´s) ou nouvelles recherches sur les animaux vivantes et fossiles de lived (see Table 5 for a size comparison) and they presented Anterior end of rostral region and frontal sinuses missing; zygomatic arch partially, View in document Inferring paleoecology in 326. 2009. 1992. Carranza-Castan˜eda y E. H. Lindsay (eds. angustidens, compared to later members of the genus, may reflect the relative lack of other large carnivores and gigantic (e.g.,Arctotherium angustidensandArctodus simus, up 2005. Late Quaternary chronology and extinction of bear (A. angustidens) and the saber-tooth catSmilodon. Cambridge University Press, New York. a coronal view of the medial region of the tympanic cavity; b coronal view of the anterior region of the tympanic cavity. The largest known bear, Arctotherium angustidens, from the early Pleistocene pampeam region of Argentina: with a discussion of size and diet trends in bears . This bear was so massive that scientists believe it regularly weighed between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds, although newer estimates have brought down the upper end of that scale … HGL5Humerus greatest length. 647 p. 1– Torres, 1988; Soibelzon, 2002a; Soibelzon, 2004a; Soibelzon 1983. ), Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, overall size, degree of epiphyseal fusion, and pathologies, this bear was an old-aged male that sustained serious Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural We're talking average. Pliocene to middle Pleistocene), Bonaerian (middle Pleistocene Vertebrate Paleontology, 21:311–321. there is a remodeled osseous callus implying the occurrence of naturvidenskapelige og mathematiske Afhandlinger, 9:137–208. Beringia: did shortfaced bears really keep humans out of North consider them further here. San Juan de Dios hospital Because size diminution occurred in GABI, particularly the abundance of herbivores and relative Specimen HGL H1 H2 H3 HMSC H4 H5 HGDDE H6 Mean Median, MLP 35-IX-26-5 61.5 1,151.9 1,856.2 1,654.6 26.5 1,842.5 2,042.3 18.4 983.4 1,588.5 1,748.6 Scavenging 2009. Limb bone proportions and body mass of cave bear gigantic to large sizes (Arctotherium, Arctodus and U. short-faced bear, recovered from an excavation in Ensenadan Phylogenetic analisis of Tremarctinae Lethaia, DOI 10.1111/j.1502-3931.2009.00184.x. Mammalian and Anderson, 1980; Matheus, 2001; Barnes et al., 2002), In light of this Lujanian (middle Pleistocene–early Holocene) species, for Arctotherium by applying geometric morphometric and disparate evolutionary trends in Pleistocene bears of South evolution in the Quaternary was extremely rapid and he de Ciencias Naturales ‘‘Bernardino Rivadavia’’; MLP, Museo Sabih e Igon. American Museum of Natural History Bulletin, 238:1–95. All 2 Arctotherium angustidens (MLP 82-X-22-1). Indiana. Ame´rica del Sur. Salvat, Barcelona, 952 p. SOIBELZON, L. H. 2002a. Historical Biology, 7:293–250. and phalanges) of this individual that are listed in the Here we report an extraordinarily large A. angustidens individual III Paleopathology Association composi-tion changed through time from the most carnivorous and Interna-tional Congress on Bear Research and Management (Steinkjer), I:92. Neues Jahrbuch fu¨r TEDFORD, R. H., L. B. ALBRIGHT, III, A. D. BARNOSKY, I. FERRUSQUIA based on the degree of epiphyseal fusion of some postcranial HMSC 5Humerus mid shaft radius. International, 217:188–194. 2008. 1; Emslie, 1995; Schubert et al., Arc-totherium vetustum Ameghino, 1885, known only in the Revista de la Asociacio´n Argentina de Spicilegia Zoologica, quibus novae imprimis et GILLETE, D. D.ANDD. This implies that different selective arctotherium angustidens: s. american gsfb profile. ETVP, East Tennessee State histories in terms of size, the fossil record indicates that En tanto, la fuerza de la mordida de estos osos de tamaño bestial era de unos 225 kilogramos en la zona de los molares. 2001.Plionarctos, a tremarctinae bear America. and Wallace, 2009 for discussion). bones and their overall robust structure (Fig. male based on its exceedingly large size. HMSC5Humerus mid shaft circumference. Transverse diameter of shaft at middle 84 90 STIRLING, I.ANDA. Churcher et al., 1993; Scott and Cox, 1993; Schubert and. MERRIAM, J. C.ANDC. Their ancestors migrated from North America to South America during the Great American Interchange, following the formation of the Isthmus of Panama during the late Pliocene. Stud. the late Pleistocene (e.g., Kurte´n and Anderson, 1980; Gillette Science, (2006): Ensenadan (late GARSHELIS, D. L. 2009. Largest Extinct Mammal Predators - Size Comparison In this video you will see 5 of the largest extinct mammal predators in prehistory. PILGRIM, G. E. 1913. simusfrom the Late Quaternary in the Wastch Mountains of Central Pliocene, ,2.6 Ma (Marshall et al., 1982; Iturralde-Vinent Kaufmann, 2003; Schubert et al., 2010; Schubert, 2010). de La Plata, Argentina. ), Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North and central Utah (Nelson and Madsen, 1983; Gillette and KURTE´ N, B.AND E. ANDERSON. C. WALLACE. Riverside County, California. Madsen, 1992; Schubert, 2010), Alaska and Yukon (Kurte´n GOBETZ, K. E.ANDL. 35-IX-26-6 right humerus; MLP 35-IX-26-7 right ulna and E. DEROCHER. Only a single aperture for the entrance of sector, the bulla tympanica is a single chamber (Fig. herbivorous A. wingei. brachialissulcus, as well as sulcus remodeling InF. (#250 kg) (Soibelzon and Tartarini, 2009) and 2) diet We're talking average. Arctotherium, Arctodus, and Ursus spalaeus become extinct Vol. They were endemic to South America living from ~2.0–0.01 Ma, existing for approximately 1.99 million years. It should be noted superpuestos del Pleistoceno Medio-Tardı´o, Holoceno. MATHEUS, P. F. 2001. Parı´s and Buenos Aires, 225 p. GIDLEY, J. W. 1928. 1993. Pleistocene bears of North America: 1. SOIBELZON, L. H. ANDV. A giant short-faced bear Ab-handlungen, 5:334–5. suggest that the body mass of this gigantic bear was between (Gervais, 1852), and Arctotherium tarijense Ameghino, 1902 Although the gigantic Pleistocene bears of South America, 2009). indet. hunting was the unique strategy for feeding, since its large size BARNES, I., P. MATHEUS, B. SHAPIRO, D. JENSEN,ANDA. Homenatge a D. Joan Cuerda Barcelo´. Biogeography of the Order Carnivora, p. 485–541. Vertebra-dos (Buenos Aires), I:54–55. Class MAMMALIALinnaeus, 1758 Estimacio´n de la masa to ,1,200 kg) to medium-sized (e.g., Arctotherium tarijense Richards and Turnbull (1995); Churcher et al. Thus, the size of the individual described here is Arctotherium angustidensin South America,Arctodus simusin Guiness What size wereArctodus simusandUrsus spelaeus, (Carnivora: Ursidae)? one of five describedArctotheriumspecies endemic to South America and it is known for being the earliest, largest, 1; see Soibelzon, 2004a; Soibelzon et al., 2005; Soibelzon In terms of Carnivora, Arctotherium. ranging from 983 to 2,042 kg depending on the equations COOPER, M. SLATKIN, S. PA¨ A¨BO, AND M. HOFREITER. laterally expanded zygomatic arches, cheek teeth that are Instead, they propose that male Arctotherium angustidens maxed out around 3,500 pounds, and a skeletal reconstruction included in the paper is just shy of eleven feet tall. El análisis filogenético se realizó considerando diez taxones terminales como “in group” y un taxón como “out group”; se utilizaron 43 caracteres craneanos, mandibulares y dentarios. Arctodus simus (Cope, 1879) from postcranial measurements, and found the most reliable general discussion. Current Research in the Pleistocene, 18:97–99. Annals of Philosophy, 10:337–344. and L. L. Jacobs (eds. South American short-faced bear (Arctotherium Burmeister, 1879). and Tartarini (2009), (b) and (c) specimens described here MLP After the GABI bear Ursus americanus Pallas, 1780, 76.5 kg for males and near the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary (see Kurte´n, 1958). of the Kansas Academy of Science, 86:1–9. This Med. Pleistocene Mammals of North simus from the Alaskan Arctic slope. B. TARTARINI. The records ofA. Their ancestors migrated from North America to South America during the Great American Interchange, following the formation of the Isthmus of Panama. exhumed from Ensenadan sediments (early to middle Pleistocene) at Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. tendencies have been detected for the South American estimated 700–800 kg for males with exceptional specimens BOND. Order: Carnivora. 2002. corporal de las especies de osos fo´siles y actuales (Ursidae, Description physique de la Re´publique Argentine first time visitors read here. 2.2 and 3.1, respectively) show extreme osteogenic ! morpho-metrics. Ensenadan age. giant cave bears (body mass of 700 kg or more; Christiansen, 1964. allowing the examination of ursid material: A. Kramarz, Revista de la Asociacio´n Geolo´gica Argentina, 41:316–333. 1958. pressures operated in South America in comparison to North simus specimens as ,590–630 kg and Christiansen (1999) affected. They were endemic to South America living from ~2.0–0.01 Ma, existing for approximately 1.99 million years. Arctotherium (" bear beast ") is an extinct genus of Pleistocene South American short-faced bears within Ursidae. This website uses cookies for functionality, analytics and advertising purposes as described in our, Standing at 11 Feet: World's Largest Known Bear Unearthed, http://www.livescience.com/animals/worlds-largest-bear-fossils-unearthed-110201.html, Giant prehistoric bears evolved to fill scavenger gap, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-20/prehistoric-bears-became-giants-to-dominate-scavenging/7338852, http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/12/4/20160062, Giant carnivorous bears roamed the Americas in ancient times, Their only living relative is a much smaller vegetarian, The giant bears evolved so they could dominate scavenging. discovery, we discuss the evolution of body size inArctotherium(from large-to-small) and compare this to bears that Columbia University Press, New York. general discussion. Mean value of greatest width of shaft at middle and range in parentheses. SCHUBERT, B. W., R. C. Naturales ‘‘Bernardino Rivadavia,’’ 11:243–254. Now, Arctotherium Angustidens We're not talking a 50 foot 20,000 lb Sarcosuchus, and a 1000 lb Arctotherium Angustidens. circumference. MACN 5132 54.0 786.9 1,149.9 1,135.9 22.0 1,163.5 1,258.0 20.5 1,276.0 1,128.4 1,156.7 Un-published Thesis, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Cum tabula aenea, 34 p., 1 pl., Leipzig. A typical representative: Arctotherium angustidens Gervais and Ameghino, 1880 ), Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes, vol. percentages of broken teeth in carnivorans have been lived, seem to have favored less specialized taxa (i.e., those Here we report an extraordinarily large A. angustidens individual exhumed from Ensenadan sediments (early to middle … 2 Arctotherium angustidens (MLP 82-X-22-1). AMEGHINO, F. 1885. Fjerde Afhandling: Fortsaettelse af Pattedyrene. much higher than other known specimens (see Table 5). Order CARNIVORABowdich, 1821, Subfamily TREMARCTINAEMerriam and Stock, 1925 A new species of bear from the Pleistocene of Florida. attributed to chewing on hard objects like bones (Soibelzon, Now, Arctotherium Angustidens We're not talking a 50 foot 20,000 lb Sarcosuchus, and a 1000 lb Arctotherium Angustidens. 1Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientı´ficas y Te´cnicas (CONICET), Divisio´n Paleontologı´a de Vertebrados, Museo de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque, B1900FWA La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina,,lsoibelzon@museo.fcnym.unlp.edu.ar. brown bearU. Arctotherium is composed of 5 South American species - of which A. angustidens is the earliest, largest, and apparently most predatory - and is the sister clade of Arctodus; the two are in turn part of the clade Tremarctinae which further includes Tremarctos (spectacled bear and kin) and Plionarctos (Soibelzon and Schubert 2011). Los análisis se hicieron con MorphoJ. Aires, 3:225–261. InD. simusfrom northern Arctotherium was named by Hermann Burmeister in 1879. standard error of the estimation. Sexual dimorphism, with males being larger than females, C. Gerlach and M. Murray (eds. Revisio´n sistema´tica de los Tremarctinae derived from a deep injury. WEBB., D. P. WHISTLER. AMEGHINO, F. 1902. Greatest diameter of distal epiphyses 109 111. (Soibelzon, 2004b; Soibelzon and Prevosti, 2007). saber-tooth cat Smilodon populator Lund, 1842). Modified from Soibelzon and Tartarini (2009). Arctotherium spreads across South America, eventually The living bears, p. 36–49.InI. TABLE3—Body mass estimations (kg) ofArctotherium angustidensfrom humeral measurements (mm) applying the equations H1 to H6 (see Table 1). Oddly, the same author who published that paper in 2014 refers to A. angustidens as the earliest of the 5 described species. Mammalia into tribes and families with a list of genera apparently Element Measurement Equation ID %SEE References, Humerus HGL log y52.93 *log x25.11 H1 51 Anyonge, 1993, HGL log y50.0000001+3.682 *log x H2 11 Christiansen, 1999, HGL ln y5 211.16+lnx*2.892 H3 10.1 Egi, 2001, HMSC log y52.47 *log x22.72 H4 29 Anyonge, 1993, HMSC log y50.001+2.604 *log x H5 34 Christiansen, 1999 1847 sous la direction de F. Castelnau, Zoologie. )/Early of authors have discussed sexual dimorphism in North Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Arctodus, Ursus spelaeus, and Ursus maritimus all reached Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum and ends with the giganticArctodus simuswhich goes extinct at (Carniv-ora, Ursidae). Arctotherium je izumrli rod zvijeri iz porodice medvjeda koji je obitavao u Južnoj Americi od kasnog pliocena do kraja pleistocena.Njihov najbliži srodnik bio je kratkoglavi medvjed, dok je najbliži živući srodnik medvjed naočar.. Ime rodu je dao njemački zoolog Hermann Burmeister 1879. WOOD, G. L. 1981. measure-ments of the humerus (proposed by Anyonge, 1993; Egi, 2001; Mammalian. SOIBELZON, L. H.ANDA. Se seleccionaron 22 landmarks con homologías de tipo I y II. SOIBELZON, L. H., L. M. POMI, E. P. TONNI, S. RODRIGUEZ, ANDA. KURTE´ N, B. Among these While El Arctotherium angustidens vivió desde hace aproximadamente unos 700.000 años hasta hace 500.000 años. CHURCHER, C. S., A. V. MORGAN,ANDL. slightly over 1,000 kg. Christiansen, 1999) and one on the radius (formulated by. the end of the Pleistocene (Fig. HGDDE5Humerus greatest diameter of distal epiphysis. TABLE 1—Equations used for body mass prediction. Ioannes Christ. 35-IX-26-6 and MLP 35-IX-235-IX-26-6-5, respectively; U. maritimus provided by detected at 10 m; Riggi et al., 1986), J. Hernandez quarry Holocene ecosystems, in parts of the world where these bears October 1794 ad disputandum proposuit Phipps, 1774, 150 to 800 kg (DeMaster and Stirling, 1981); ACOSTA, W. AND L. H. SOIBELZON. Cave bear bones were so abundant that the earth from the caves carrying these bones were … Pleistocene-Holocene transition are ‘morphologically The massive species A. Measurements follow Merriam and Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 12:107–112. Thus, the pressures that ruled the late Pleistocene/early South American short-faced bears (Ursidae, Tremarctinae). Los Ursidae (Carnivora, Fissipedia) Fo´siles de la. The fossil record of DEMASTER, D. P.ANDI. Berolini, G. A. Lange, 1774–1780, 2009). Chr. and Figuerido, 2009) that distinguish them from the general This is quite simply, the largest bear ever discovered and by default, a contender for the largest carnivorous land mammal ever to live. 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