Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic suborder within the order Carnivora — the land carnivores.

Etymologies

Latin fissipes ("cloven-footed") (from fissus ("divided, cloven") + stem of pes ("foot")) + -ia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Fissipedia offer an instructive example, for while the Otariidae have the hind feet turned forward and can move on land somewhat like ordinary Mammals, the Phocidae cannot move their hind legs independently or turn them forward, and can only drag themselves about on land for short distances.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • We now come to the third group of the musteline animals, the most aquatic of all the Fissipedia -- the _Lutridae_ or Otters -- of which there are two great divisions, the common Otters (_Lutra_) and the

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • _Fissipedia_ (split-feet) or land Carnivora, and the _Pinnipedia_

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • This covers the Fissipedia (terrestrial forms) and Pinnipedia (marine forms).

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