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1 June 2008 Probable Occurrence of a Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) in Sonora, Mexico, in 1976
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Measurements taken on the skull of a bear shot in northern Sonora, Mexico, in 1976 revealed that the skull is from a brown bear (Ursus arctos). The skull appears to be that of a juvenile (sex unknown) and, to our knowledge, represents only the fourth confirmed record of a brown bear from Sonora, although anecdotal accounts exist from the mid-1800s to early 1900s. The present record also establishes that brown bears, considered extirpated from Mexico since the 1960s, were present in Sonora within the past 30 years.

Juan-Pablo Gallo-Reynoso, Thomas Van Devender, Ana Lilia Reina-Guerrero, Janitzio Egido-Villarreal, and Edward Pfeiler "Probable Occurrence of a Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) in Sonora, Mexico, in 1976," The Southwestern Naturalist 53(2), (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909(2008)53[256:POOABB]2.0.CO;2
Received: 20 May 2007; Accepted: 1 October 2007; Published: 1 June 2008
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