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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In the lake~s watershed, vast natural forests remain in such areas as designated state and city parks as well as state preserve areas, the latter home to 13 rare species including the harpy eagle and the white-lipped peccary, the even-toed ungulate that resembles a boar.
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.