ursid


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ursid

(ˈɜːsɪd)
n
(Animals) a member of the Ursidae family, which includes polar, brown, and black bears among many others

ur•sid

(ˈɜr sɪd)

n.
any plantigrade carnivore of the family Ursidae, comprising the black bear, brown bear, polar bear, sun bear, and sloth bear.
[1920–25; < New Latin Ursidae=Urs(us) a genus (Latin: bear)]
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uk/news/nature/547910/Ursid-Meteor-Shower-2014-where-when) Express UK ), the Ursids is the "strangest" meteor shower.
The sky was clearing and it was time for the annual Ursid meteor shower.
We report natural EHV-9 infection and resultant disease in an ursid and 2 equid species, confirming the virus' promiscuity and pathogenicity and supporting its natural residence in wild equids.
A comparactive study of an additional member of the Ursid family, the omnivorous American black bear, was used to compare passage rate findings.
The morphology of the liver tissue was similar to other carnivorous species; however, intedobular fibrous septa were lacking as in other ursid species (Frappier 1998; Heier et al.
9) If the falling down of meteorites or passing through of meteors (the light phenomenon caused by meteorites; in early texts, liu-hsing [CHINESE TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] seems to be used for both) is more than symbolic, this may be a reference to the Geminid, Ursid, or Quadrantid showers that reach their maxima in mid-December and early January.
The Australian Late Pleistocene fossil record includes no ursid and only single mustelid, felid and canid analogues: the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), the Marsupial 'Lion' (Thylacoleo carnifex) and the Thylacine or Tasmanian 'Tiger' (Thylacinus cynocephalus) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
The Geminid meteor shower provided a dazzling spectacle in the night sky this month, and the Ursid meteor shower is about to put on a pretty good show, as well.
Then the Ursid meteors will appear late at night deep in the northeast around the Big Dipper and Little Dipper, the Ursid or "bear" constellations, between December 17 and 25.
The solstice also brings the peak of the Ursid meteor shower, which happens as Earth passes through the stream of debris left by Tuttle's Comet.
Between December 17 and 25, the Ursid meteors will appear late at night deep in the northeast around the Big Dipper and Little Dipper, the Ursid or Bear Constellations.