Artiodactyl

order of mammals
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The Artiodactyla are an order of mammals. They are also called even-toed ungulates because they have an even number of toes: two or four. For example, camelids or animals of the Giraffidae family have two toes, but hippopotami have four toes.

Even-toed ungulates
Temporal range: Eocene[1] – Recent, 55-0 mya
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Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)
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Artiodactyla

Owen, 1848
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Whales are ocean creatures without toes, but are classified in the related super-order Cetartiodactyla because their ancestors were even toed ungulates.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Lucas, Spencer G.; Zeigler, Kate E.; Kondrashov, Peter E. (2004-01-01). Paleogene Mammals: Bulletin 26. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. p. 205.

Other websitesEdit

  Data related to Artiodactyla at Wikispecies
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