family Ursidae


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Related to family Ursidae: family Mustelidae, family Phocidae
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Noun1.family Ursidae - bears and extinct related formsfamily Ursidae - bears and extinct related forms  
mammal family - a family of mammals
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
genus Ursus, Ursus - type genus of Ursidae: brown bears; in some classifications genus Ursus includes all bears
Euarctos, genus Euarctos - American black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
genus Selenarctos, Selenarctos - Asiatic black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
genus Thalarctos, Thalarctos - polar bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
genus Melursus, Melursus - sloth bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
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WWhen the Plain W English Campaign awarded him its Foot in Mouth award for the soundbite Mr Morgan argued he had been speaking in his "second language," adding: "I also understand that the Pope is indeed a Catholic and that the arboreal dwelling creatures of the family ursidae are not known to be users of the Y=ush toilet."
Today this group is restricted to the family Ursidae, subdivided in three subfamilies (Ursinae, Tremarctinae and Ailuropodinae).
But the First Minister got the last laugh with his response, ``I also understand that the Pope is indeed a Catholic and that the arboreal dwelling creatures of the family Ursidae are not known to be users of the flush toilet.''