Since Kodiak bears are not a species, but a unique subspecies of the brown/grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), their scientific name is Ursus arctos middendorffi. C.H. Merriam first recognized them as unique and named them after the naturalist Dr. von Middendorff. They are bigger than the average brown bear, making Kodiaks and polar bears the largest bears on Earth. Learn more interesting facts about this subspecies in the first link below.
The scientific name for the Kodiak bear is Ursus arctos middendorffi. It also goes by the name of the Alaskan brown bear and is the largest subspecies of brown bear. The scientific name derives from taxonomist C. H. Merriam’s tribute to the Russian naturalist Dr. A. Th. von Middendorff.
The Kodiak is a subspecies of the brown bear. It’s scientific name is thus, Ursus arctos middendorffi. For more facts about this magnificent animal just the link below.
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