Definition of Genus Ursus

1. Noun. Type genus of Ursidae: brown bears; in some classifications genus Ursus includes all bears.

Exact synonyms: Ursus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Ursidae, Ursidae
Member holonyms: Brown Bear, Bruin, Ursus Arctos

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ursus

genus Ulmus
genus Ulva
genus Uma
genus Umbellularia
genus Umbrina
genus Unio
genus Upupa
genus Urginea
genus Uria
genus Urocyon
genus Urocystis
genus Urophycis
genus Uropsilus
genus Urosaurus
genus Ursinia
genus Ursus (current term)
genus Urtica
genus Usnea
genus Ustilaginoidea
genus Ustilago
genus Uta
genus Utahraptor
genus Utricularia
genus Uvularia
genus Vaccaria
genus Vaccinium
genus Valeriana
genus Valerianella
genus Vallisneria
genus Vanda

Literary usage of Genus Ursus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, Edward William Brayley (1825)
"ARTICLE X. OM the genus Ursus of Cuvier, with its Divisions into Subgénero. By John Edward Gray, Esq. FGS. (To the Editors of the Annals of Philosophy. ..."

2. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1842)
"genus Ursus. Linneus. Head large; body and limbs large and powerful. Covered with long shaggy hair. Grinders varying in number, the four last large and ..."

3. Knowledge and Reality: A Criticism of Mr. F. H. Bradley's "Principles of Logic" by Bernard Bosanquet (1885)
"It might not be true to say " The genus Ursus ... but we could hardly be prevented, even if it were reckoned an equivocation, from saying " The genus Ursus ..."

4. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"The dental formula of the genus Ursus is— ' fv « n;' 14 * \{ - 42 <fie- 293' ... It would seem in the genus Ursus as if the preponderating size of the large ..."

5. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"The dental formula of the genus Ursus is It ia essentially the same both in number and kind of teeth as in the genus Canis, but the individual or specific ..."

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