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bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals
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A revision of the genera and species of ursine animals (Ursidae) founded on the collection in the British Museum.
montanus, montane vole x -- -- Microtus sp., meadow vole -- 6 8 Ondotra zibethicus, muskrat x -- -- Phenacomys intermedius, heather vole x -- -- Dipodidae (Zapodidae) Zapus princes, western jumping mouse x -- -- Erethizontidae Erethizon dorsatutn, porcupine x -- -- CARNIVORA Canidae Canis latrans, coyote x -- -- Urocyon cinereoargenteus, gray fox x -- -- Vulpes Vulpes, red fox x -- -- Ursidae Ursus americanus, black bear x -- -- U.
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.''
Phylogeography of brown bears (Ursus arctos) of Alaska and paraphyly within the Ursidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 5:477-494.
Some observers hypothesize that she had been indoctrinated to believe the malicious stereotype of the Ursidae as awkward, clumsy, ill-mannered brutes.
Bears are mammalian carnivores that are placed in their own family--the Ursidae, which is Latin for bear.
Additionally, the black bear, Ursus americanus (Ursidae), has been reported to host this species in the southeastern United States (Crum et al.
Highly divergent lineages have also been detected within Ursidae, most notably within the brown bear where divergences of about 3% (Talbot and Shields 1996) and 7.13% (Taberlet and Bouvet 1994) have been reported.
En menor medida se reporta la ocurrencia de carnivoros: Canidae (Theriodictis, Protocyon y Dusicyon avus), Felidae (Smilodon) y al menos una especie de Ursidae (Arctotherium tarijensis).
El porcentaje de positividad para anticuerpos fue de 87.8% (43/49) en el Orden Carnivora y de 80.8% (42/52) en el Orden Primates, donde todos los animales de las familias Ursidae, Mustelidae, Aotidae y Homonidae fueron positivos.
The Ursoidea (Hemicyonidae and Ursidae) was one of the most common group of arctoid carnivorans throughout Eura sia and North America during the Neogene (Ginsburg and Morales, 1998; Ginsburg, 1999) with some brief incursions towards the African continent during the Early Miocene, Late Miocene/Early Pliocene and finally during the Pleistocene (Hendey, 1977, 1980; Schmidt-Kittler, 1987; Morales et al., 2005; Geraads, 2008; Werdelin and Peigne, 2010), and a recent migration into South America (via the Isthmus of Panama) during the Pleistocene (Woodburne, 2010).
Among carnivores members of the families Canidae, Ursidae, Hyaenidae and Felidae are present.