Talk:Brown bear

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 Definition (Ursus arctos) — a species of bear found in large parts of northern Eurasia and North America. [d] [e]

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Hi, Igor,

Very glad to see all of your activity! We have had, however, several *very* heated discussions over the years about the naming of articles such as this. As I recall, there were passionate defenders of the viewpoint that the article should be Ursus arctos (Brown Bear) and equally passionate partisans of Brown bear (ursus arctos) or of just plain Brown bear. I think that we have actually lost some very valuable contributors because of these arguments.

To cut to the chase, however, I'm pretty certain that it was finally decided (along with Larry, the Editor in Chief), that an article like this should be called either Brown bear (ursus arctos) or Brown bear, probably the latter.

I sure don't want to open these wars again, but on the other hand, we want to have uniformity in naming our articles. I see that you have an article called Siberian tiger -- shouldn't this one be the same? Hayford Peirce 23:06, 28 November 2009 (UTC)