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Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Laurasiatheria — the odd-toed ungulates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A division of ungulate mammals, including those that have an odd number of toes, as the horse, tapir, and rhinoceros; -- opposed to Artiodactyla.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A suborder of Ungulata containing the odd-toed hoofed quadrupeds: distinguished from Artiodactyla.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. nonruminant ungulates: horses; tapirs; rhinoceros; extinct forms

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek περισσός (perissos, "uneven") + δάκτυλος (dáktulos, "a finger, toe"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Perissodactyla and all the other orders of hair-covered, milk-producing animals are grouped together in a "class," Mammalia.

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  • Equidae is then grouped with two other families, the rhinoceroses and the tapirs, to make up an "order," Perissodactyla, the odd-toed ungulates.

    Lazarus, Elvis, zombies and Jimmy Hoffa

  • Horses are members of the odd-toed ungulates, Perissodactyla.

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  • Phylogenetic relationships of the five extant rhinoceros species (Rhinocerotidae, Perissodactyla) based on mitochondrial cytochrome b and 12S rRNA genes.

    Are Sumatran rhinos really ‘living fossils’?

  • Cladistic analysis of the family Rhinocerotidae (Perissodactyla).

    Are Sumatran rhinos really ‘living fossils’?

  • Most of them are 59 Chiroptera, but there are also 17 Rodentia, 11 Carnivora, 5 Edentada, 4 Marsupialia, 2 Primates, 2 Artiodactyla, 1 Perissodactyla, and 1 Lagomorpha.

    Llanos

  • The family owned a crumbly brick house and a coachman named Joseph in a coat of many colours, and a horse so old that he claimed to belong to the order of the Perissodactyla, and had toes instead of hoofs.

    Roads of Destiny

  • Species taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the Brontotheriidae (Mammalia, Perissodactyla)

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  • Tougard C, Delefosse T, Hänni C, Montgelard C (2001) Phylogenetic relationships of the five extant rhinoceros species (Rhinocerotidae, Perissodactyla) based on mitochondrial cytochrome

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  • Mammals of the Soviet Union: Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla.

    Central Asian riparian woodlands

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