Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 29 Number 3: 149-162 - October 1967

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Extinct Florida Spectacled Bear Tremarctos floridanus (Gidley) from Central Tennessee
John E. Guilday and David C. Irving


An isolated skelteon of the extinct Florida spectacled bear, Tremarctos floridanus (Gidley), was found in Grassy Cove Saltpeter Cave, Tennessee. This is the first record of this species from the state of Tennessee, extending its range north and west from Florida and Georgia.

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