Perissodactyla definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic order in the superorder Laurasiatheria — the odd-toed ungulates.
  • noun-plural:
    • A division of ungulate animals, including people with an odd wide range of toes, since the horse, tapir, and rhinoceros; -- in opposition to Artiodactyla.
  • others:
    • A suborder of Ungulata containing the odd-toed hoofed quadrupeds: distinguished from Artiodactyla.
  • noun:
    • nonruminant ungulates: ponies; tapirs; rhinoceros; extinct forms

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