even-toed ungulate


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even-toed ungulate

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Noun1.even-toed ungulate - placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each footeven-toed ungulate - 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
odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal - placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
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The dromedary, an Arabian camel, is a large even-toed ungulate with has one hump while the bactrian, also known as Asian camel, has two humps.
Distinctive for its bizarre rocking-horse running motion, this oddly-formed even-toed ungulate has been described as being made up of parts left over from other animals, an assessment that is probably unfair to other animals.