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Table 1 Taxonomic designations for the bears.

From: Mitochondrial genomes reveal an explosive radiation of extinct and extant bears near the Miocene-Pliocene boundary

Common name Eisenberg [72] Ewer [73]; Corbet & Hill [74] Zhang & Ryder [75] Thenius [76]; Wozencraft [77] Hall [28]; Nowak [29]; Yu [4], this study
giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca A. melanoleuca A. melanoleuca A. melanoleuca A. melanoleuca
spectacled bear Tremarctos ornatus T. ornatus T. ornatus T. ornatus T. ornatus
Asian black bear Selenarctos thibethanus S. thibethanus S. thibethanus Ursus thibethanus U. thibethanus
sloth bear Melursus ursinus M. ursinus M. ursinus M. ursinus Ursus ursinus
sun bear Helarctos malayanus H. malayanus H. malayanus H. malayanus Ursus malayanus
polar bear Thalarctos maritimus T. maritimus Ursus maritimus U. maritimus U. maritimus
American black bear Ursus americanus Euarctos americanus E. americanus U. americanus U.americanus
brown bear Ursus arctos U. arctos U. arctos U. arctos U. arctos