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 for ursine dasyure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ursine \Ur"sine\, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See
     Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear.
     [1913 Webster]
     Ursine baboon. (Zool.) See Chacma.
     Ursine dasyure (Zool.), the Tasmanian devil.
     Ursine howler (Zool.), the araguato. See Illust. under
     Ursine seal. (Zool.) See Sea bear, and the Note under 1st
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dasyure \das"y*ure\ (d[a^]s"[i^]*[=u]r), n. [Gr. dasy`s thick,
     shaggy + o'yra` tail: cf. F. dasyure.]
     1. (Zool.) A carnivorous catlike marsupial quadruped of
        Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus, called also
        native cat. There are several species.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     2. (Zool.) any of several related animals, such as the
        Tasmanian devil; -- called also ursine dasyure.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ursine dasyure
      n 1: small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black
           coat and long tail [syn: Tasmanian devil, ursine
           dasyure, Sarcophilus hariisi]

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