American Black bear (Ursus americanus)
In the East, nearly black; in the West, black to cinnamon, with white blaze on chest. A "blue" phase occurs near Yakutat Bay, Alaska, and a nearly white population on Gribble Island, British Columbia, and the neighboring mainland. Snout tan or grizzled; in profile straight or slightly convex. 3 pairs of upper incisors equal in size. Male much larger than female.
- States/US Territories in which the American Black bear, County range of LA b.bear is known to or is believed to occur: Mississippi
- US Counties in which the American Black bear, County range of LA b.bear is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|01/07/1992||Southeast Region (Region 4)||County range of LA b.bear|
» Federal Register Documents
|06/21/1990||55 FR 25341 25345||ETWP; Proposed Threatened Status for the Louisiana Black Bear. Proposed Designation of Threatened by Similarity of Appearnace of all Bears of the species Ursus americanus Within the Historic Range of U. a. luteolus; 55 FR 25341 25345|
|01/07/1992||57 FR 588 595||ETWP; Threatened Status for the Louisiana Black Bear and Related Rules|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|03/11/2016||81 FR 13124 13171||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Louisiana Black Bear From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Removal of Similarity-of-Appearance Protections for the American Black Bear; Final Rule||
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the American Black bear.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for American Black bear.
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