Blackish brown: forehead convex above the eyes: snout suddenly tapering: soles of the hinder feet moderately long.

U. Arctos, Desmar. Mammal, p. 163. Common Bear, Shaw, Gen. Zool. vol. i. p. 450. pi. 102.


Length of the head and body three feet seven inches; of the head one foot; of the fore foot seven inches seven lines ; of the hinder foot eight inches ten lines.


Body entirely covered with thick shaggy hair, varying in colour from chestnut brown to black: soles of the fore feet with their anterior half naked ; those behind naked throughout: ears short and rounded: eyes small i tail very short.

Formerly an inhabitant of Great Britain ; but extirpated many centuries back. Infested Scotland (according to Pennant) so late as the year 1057. Still common on many parts of the European continent.