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- proper noun A taxonomic
familywithin the superfamily Musteloidea— the red pandaand its extinct relatives.
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DougL (frmrly: Conservatively Liberal) @Ailuridae:
Red pandas are considered members of their own family, Ailuridae, based on new molecular systematics research.
But just because I didn’t get my ideal ‘Ailuridae’ plan doesn’t mean I can’t honestly assess the bill as a huge progressive victory and an imperfect starting point like Social Security in 1935 for a great social good.
January 22nd, 2010 at 2: 39 pm reality-based oh, all right – you convinced me – well, you, and Ailuridae and J. Michael from last night’s HCR slugfest – and I DO hate the Senate bill.
These data suggest that the false thumbs of S. batalleri and Ailurus fulgens were probably inherited from a primitive member of the red panda family Ailuridae, which lacked the red panda’s specializations for herbivory but shared its arboreal adaptations.