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  Artiodactyla - LoveToKnow 1911
Artiodactyla date from the Eocene period, when they appear to have been less numerous than the Perissodactyla, although at the present day they are immeasurably ahead of that group, and form indeed the dominant ungulates.
The primitive Artiodactyla thus probably had the typical number (44) of incisor, canine and molar teeth, brachyodont molars, conical odontoid process, four distinct toes on each foot, with metacarpal, metatarsal and all the tarsal bones distinct, and no frontal appendages.
The last section of the Artiodactyla is that of the Suina, represented at the present day by the pigs (Suidae), and the hippopotamuses (Hippopotamidae), and in past times by the Anthracotheriidae, in which may probably be included the Elotheriidae.
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 Artiodactyla
Artiodactyla is an order of even-toed MAMMALS that walk on their toenails (unguis).
The order Artiodactyla contains 195 species of predominantly herbivorous mammals grouped into families that contain pigs, peccaries, hippos, camels, mouse deer, DEER, giraffes, PRONGHORNS, and the family that contains cattle, sheep, goats and BISON.
The feet are the characteristic feature of the group; the axis of leg support passes between the third and fourth digits, which support most of the animal's weight.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&TCE_Version=A&ArticleId=A0010027&MenuClosed=0   (619 words)

  
 ADW: Artiodactyla: Information
Within the order can be found some of the fastest-running mammals, but the Artiodactyla also includes relatively slow and cumbersome species such as pigs and hippos.
Artiodactyls are paraxonic, that is, the plane of symmetry of each foot passes between the third and fourth digits.
This pattern has earned them their name, Artiodactyla, which means "even-toed." Artiodactyls stand in contrast to the "odd-toed ungulates," the Perissodactyla, in which the plane of symmetry runs down the third toe.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Artiodactyla.html   (0 words)

  
 Bibliography of Ungulates: Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla, etc.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Artiodactyla, family Bovidae, subfamilies Bovinae to Ovibovinae (cattle, sheep, goats, chamois, serows, takin, musk-oxen, etc.).
Artiodactyla, families Bovidae, subfamilies Aepycerotinae to Tragelaphinae (pala, saiga, gazelles, oryx group, bushbucks, kudus, elands, etc.), Antilocapridae (prongbuck), and Giraffidae (giraffes and okapi).
Artiodactyla, families Cervidae (deer), Tragulidae (chevrotains), Camelidae (camels and llamas), Suidae (pigs and peccaries), and Hippopotamidae (hippopotamuses).
research.amnh.org /mammalogy/biblio/ungulates.html   (215 words)

  
 Artiodactyla Skulls from Skulls Unlimited
Animals in the order Artiodactyla are known as the even toed animals.
Artiodactyla skulls come in many shapes and forms.
Antlers are only grown by the males, with the exception of caribou in which both sexes carry them.
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 ARTIODACTYLA (from Gr.... - Online Information article about ARTIODACTYLA (from Gr....
Artiodactyla are characterized by the following structural features.
primitive Artiodactyla thus probably had the typical number (44) of incisor, canine and molar teeth, brachyodont molars, conical odontoid process, four distinct toes on each foot, with metacarpal, metatarsal and all the tarsal bones distinct, and no frontal appendages.
species of which were larger than tapirs, there were either two or three toes, the latter number being almost unique among the Artiodactyla.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /ARN_AUD/ARTIODACTYLA_from_Gr_prws_even_.html   (2816 words)

  
 Artiodactyla
Geisler, J. New morphological evidence for the phylogeny of Artiodactyla, Cetacea, and Mesonychidae.
Mahon, A. A molecular supertree of the Artiodactyla.
Differences in body mass and oral morphology between the sexes in the Artiodactyla: evolutionary relationships with sexual segregation.
tolweb.org /tree?group=Artiodactyla&contgroup=Eutheria   (0 words)

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