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  • adj. of or relating to or belonging to mammals of the order Artiodactyla


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  • Grzimek writes, “In a certain sense, this double digestion is reminiscent of the rumination of artiodactyls even-toed hoofed animals.”

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  • Not only are whales related to cows, but they are in fact close relatives of hippos, all in the group of even-toed ungulates, Artiodactyla.

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  • The result is that deer, hippos, and other even-toed ungulates “are especially susceptible of reaching the limit of their food supply resulting in malnutrition and stunting of the young.”

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  • The fossil deer of North America, as well as many other even-toed members of the group of mammalia possessing hoofs, provide the same kind of conclusive evidence.

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  • Among the even-toed forms the hippopotamus has four which reach the ground, with a vestige of a fifth, so this animal has apparently descended from a typical mammal with the full number along a different line from that taken by the odd-toed forms.

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  • It is true that the elephants are generally considered to form a group apart from both the odd and the even-toed Ungulata.

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  • Now, the macrauchenia, from the first relics of it which were found, {110} was thought to belong, as has been said, to the even-toed division.

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  • The Ungulata or hoofed quadrupeds are now divided into the even-toed or odd-toed divisions; but the Mærauchenia of S. America connects to a certain extent these two grand divisions.

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  • They are (like horses and tapirs) odd-toed hoofed beasts -- not even-toed ones, as are pigs, camels, and ruminants.

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  • Elephants are often spoken of as "Ungulates," and classed by naturalists with the hoofed animals (the odd toed tapirs, rhinoceroses, and horses, and the even-toed pigs, camel, cattle, and deer).

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