artiodactyl mammal


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Related to artiodactyl mammal: perissodactyl mammal
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Noun1.artiodactyl mammal - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each footartiodactyl mammal - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
hoofed mammal, ungulate - any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
Artiodactyla, order Artiodactyla - an order of hooved mammals of the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and members of the suborder Ruminantia) having an even number of functional toes
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
musk hog, peccary - nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America
hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius, river horse, hippo - massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
camel - cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
llama - wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
Vicugna vicugna, vicuna - small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco but smaller; valued for its fleecy undercoat
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About 60 years ago, researchers first suggested that cetaceans were related to plant-eating ungulates, specifically to even-toed, artiodactyl mammals like sheep, antelope and pigs.