Ursus arctos piscator (Bergman, 1920)

Kamchatkan bear, Bergman's bear



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

This trinomial is often used in connection with the extant population of brown bears found today in Russia's Kamchatkan Peninsula.


Conservation Status

A hypothetical subspecies

Last record: c.1920 (Day, 1981)



Kamchatkan Peninsula, Russia


Biology & Ecology










Bergman, Sten. (1936). Observations on the Kamchatkan Bear. Journal of Mammalogy 17: 115-120.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Domico, Terry. (1988). Bears of the World. New York: Facts on File. [pp. 50-51].

Revenko, Igor A. (1995). Status and Distribution of Brown Bears in Kamchatka, Russian Far East. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1995.


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