Odd-taed ungulate

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Odd-taed ungulates
Huif o a horse
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Order: Perissodactyla
Owen, 1848
Families[1]

An odd-taed ungulate is a mammal wi huives that featur an odd nummer o taes. Odd-taed ungulates comprise the order Perissodactyla (Greek: περισσός, perissós, "uneven", an δάκτυλος, dáktylos, "finger/tae").[2] The middle tae on each huif is uisually lairger nor its neighbours. Odd-taed ungulates are relatively lairge grazers an, unlik the ruminant even-taed ungulates (artiodactyls), thay hae relatively simple stomachs acause thay are hindgut fermenters, digestin plant cellulose in thair intestines rather nor in ane or mair stomachs. Odd-taed ungulates include the horse, tapirs, an rhinoceroses.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Hooker, 2005, p. 206.
  2. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd edition, 1992, p. 1348