artiodactyla definition

  • noun-plural:
    • one of several divisions of the ungulate animals. The functional toes associated with hind foot tend to be in number, together with 3rd digit of each foot (corresponding into the center hand in guy) is asymmetrical and combined with the fourth digit, as in the hog, the sheep, and ox; -- in opposition to Perissodactyla.
  • others:
    • An order or a suborder of ungulate or hoofed mammals which are cloven-footed or even-toed and now have hoofs in sets (either two or four), as all ruminants (Bovidœ, Cervidœ, etc.) and hog-like ungulates (Hippopotamidœ, Suidœ, etc.): opposed to odd-toed ungulates or Perissodactyla, given that horse, rhinoceros, tapir, etc.
  • noun:
    • an order of hooved animals associated with the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and people in the suborder Ruminantia) having a level amount of useful feet

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