placental mammal


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placental mammal

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Noun1.placental mammal - mammals having a placentaplacental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
farm animal, livestock, stock - any animals kept for use or profit
bull - mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle
cow - mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'
yearling - an animal in its second year
buck - mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)
doe - mature female of mammals of which the male is called `buck'
insectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
aquatic mammal - whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
Fissipedia - in some classifications considered a suborder of Carnivora
aardvark, Orycteropus afer, ant bear, anteater - nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
bat, chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
gnawing mammal, lagomorph - relative large gnawing animals; distinguished from rodents by having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
Ungulata - in former classifications a major division of Mammalia comprising all hoofed mammals; now divided into the orders Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulates) and Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates)
hoofed mammal, ungulate - any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
Unguiculata - in former classifications a major division of Mammalia comprising mammals with nails or claws; distinguished from hoofed mammals and cetaceans
unguiculate, unguiculate mammal - a mammal having nails or claws
cony, das, dassie, hyrax, coney - any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes
pachyderm - any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus
edentate - primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
anteater, pangolin, scaly anteater - toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
tree shrew - insectivorous arboreal mammal of southeast Asia that resembles a squirrel with large eyes and long sharp snout
colugo, flying cat, flying lemur - arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps
proboscidean, proboscidian - massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk
plantigrade, plantigrade mammal - an animal that walks with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground as e.g. bears and human beings
digitigrade, digitigrade mammal - an animal that walks so that only the toes touch the ground as e.g. dogs and cats and horses
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