arctoid

arctoid

(ˈɑːktɔɪd)
adj
similar to a bear
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Enamel structure of arctoid carnivora: Amphicyonidae, Ursidae, Procyonidae and Mustelidae.
The Ursoidea (Hemicyonidae and Ursidae) was one of the most common group of arctoid carnivorans throughout Eura sia and North America during the Neogene (Ginsburg and Morales, 1998; Ginsburg, 1999) with some brief incursions towards the African continent during the Early Miocene, Late Miocene/Early Pliocene and finally during the Pleistocene (Hendey, 1977, 1980; Schmidt-Kittler, 1987; Morales et al., 2005; Geraads, 2008; Werdelin and Peigne, 2010), and a recent migration into South America (via the Isthmus of Panama) during the Pleistocene (Woodburne, 2010).
arctoides, the first true bear to enter the central basins (Abella et al., 2013).
The resulting strict consensus tree placed the SDSM specimens as a sister taxon to N geismarianus within the Arctoid clade, supporting the initial interpretation that these specimens belong in the genus Nothocyon.
Higher level relationships of the arctoid carnivora based on sequence data and "total evidence." Mol.