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SPECIES Melursus ursinus

Author:Shaw, 1791.
Citation:Nat. Misc., 2: (unpaginated) pl. 58.
Common Name:Sloth Bear
Type Locality:"Abinteriore Bengala"; restricted by Pocock (1941a) as "Patna, north of the Ganges, Bengal" [India].
Distribution:India (north to the Indian desert and to the foothills of the Himalayas), Sri Lanka.
Status:CITES Appendix I; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Synonyms allocated according to Pocock (1941a).
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SUBSPECIES ursinus

SUBSPECIES inornatus

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