Artiodactyla

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Noun1.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 toesArtiodactyla - 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
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
family Suidae, Suidae - pigs; hogs; boars
Ruminantia, suborder Ruminantia - cattle; bison; sheep; goats; antelopes; deer; chevrotains; giraffes; camels
Camelidae, family Camelidae - camels and llamas and vicunas
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Cloning and characterisation of the gene encoding red deer (Cervus elaphus) growth hormone: implications for the molecular evolution of growth hormone in artiodactyls.
In the animal kingdom, artiodactyls have an even number of what?
Rich number of Hipparion and artiodactyls are present in this Formation.
Whales, by contrast, are not related to the pinnipeds, as Lamont speculated, and instead derived from aquatic artiodactyls (even-toed ungulates) in southern Asia (Thewissen et al.
Characterization of microsatellite loci in caribou Rangifer tarandus, and their use in other artiodactyls.
1 (basalmost artiodactyls [paraphyletic]: diacodexid, primitive [unassigned, some dichobunine] dichobunid dichobunoids): Ml-3 (Ms) bunodont, triangular; metaconule unenlarged; no hypocone (Old World [OW] origin).
On the other hand, the diets of the two largest species of Neotropical cats, the puma, Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) and the jaguar, Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758), consist largely of artiodactyls, large rodents and armadillos (Iriarte et al.
Amongst the artiodactyls certain bovids (Protragocerus, Miotragocerus), suids (Listriodon, Hyotherium, Parachleuastochoerus) and cervids (Euprox) went extinct.
Like all artiodactyls, including pigs, hippos, camels, cattle and antelopes, deer have hooves with an even number of toes.
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