Steppe brown bear Ursus arctos “priscus” from the Late Pleistocene of Europe

  title={Steppe brown bear Ursus arctos “priscus” from the Late Pleistocene of Europe},
  author={Adrian Marciszak and Charles Schouwenburg and Grzegorz Lipecki and Sahra Talamo and Andrey V. Shpansky and Dmitriy G. Malikov and Wiktoria Gornig},
  journal={Quaternary International},

Palaeoecological and genetic analyses of Late Pleistocene bears in Asiatic Russia

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Looking for the earliest evidence of Ursus arctos LINNAEUS, 1758 in the Iberian Peninsula: the Middle Pleistocene site of Postes cave

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The his tory of bears ( Ursidae , Carnivora , Mammalia ) from Silesia ( south ern Po land ) and the neigh bour ing ar eas

Re vi sion of the Silesian bear fauna, based on ma te rial from 152 sites, mainly cave and karstic lo cal i ties, and also ar chae o log i cal and open-air sites, shows the pres ence of 13 forms and

First Finding of Etruscan Bear (Ursus etruscus, Ursidae, Carnivora) in the Crimea (Taurida Cave, Early Pleistocene)

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Frontiers of the Lower Palaeolithic expansion in Europe: Tunel Wielki Cave (Poland)

Peopling of Central Europe by Middle Pleistocene hominids is highly debatable, mainly due to the relatively harsh climatic and environmental conditions that require cultural and anatomical



The recolonization of Europe by brown bears Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1758 after the Last Glacial Maximum

1. At the end of the Last Glacial Maximum brown bears Ursus arctos recolonized the glacial landscape of Central and Northern Europe faster than all other carnivorous mammal species of the Holocene

The history and modern condition of the brown bear (Ursus arctos L., 1758) of the West Siberian plain

Abstract Ursus arctos is a large carnivore and a common species for Western Siberia. The earliest traces of it date back to the Middle Pleistocene. During the Holocene, its population grew and its

The European descendants of Ursus etruscus C. Cuvier (Mammalia, Carnivora, Ursidae).

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Surprising migration and population size dynamics in ancient Iberian brown bears (Ursus arctos)

It is concluded that the Iberian bear population has been a fluid evolutionary unit, developed by gene flow from other populations and population bottlenecks, far from being in genetic equilibrium or isolated from other brown bear populations.

Exceptional maternal lineage diversity in brown bears (Ursus arctos) from Turkey

This study reveals a high level of mitochondrial diversity in Turkish U. arctos, shows that the ranges of both European and Middle Eastern clades extend into Turkey, and identifies a new divergent lineage of possibly wider historical occurrence.

Estimating the extinction time of two cave bears, Ursus spelaeus and U. ingressus

Although cave bear remains have been described since the end of 18th century, recent discoveries and methods provide new knowledge about the typical representative of Pleistocene megafauna, which did