Definition of Family Ursidae
1. Noun. Bears and extinct related forms.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Carnivora, Order Carnivora
Member holonyms: Bear, Genus Ursus, Ursus, Euarctos, Genus Euarctos, Genus Selenarctos, Selenarctos, Genus Thalarctos, Thalarctos, Genus Melursus, Melursus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Ursidae
Literary usage of Family Ursidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"The most primitive group is perhaps that of the true Bears, family Ursidae; for in them the molars are two above and three below, and have thus not become ..."
2. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"... Canidae or Dog Family, Viverridae or Civet Family, Mustelidae or Weasel Family, Ursidae or Bear Family, and the Phocidae or Seal Family. ..."
3. The Mammals of Colorado: An Account of the Several Species Found Within the by Edward Royal Warren (1910)
"... PAGE Family Procyonidae . . . . .218 Key of the Genera of Procyonidae . .218 family Ursidae . . . . . 222 Family Canidae ..... 233 Key of the Genera of ..."