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Agriotherium


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(superfamily Canoidea, family Ursidae)

A genus of primitive bears, probably related most closely to the giant panda (Ailuropoda). Its remains have been found in Europe, N. America (Pliocene and Pleistocene), and at an early Pliocene site in S. Africa, making this Africa's only known bear.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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