Kingdom = Animalia
Phylum = chordata
Subphylum = Vertebrata
Class = Mammalia
Order = Artiodactyla

  • Suborder Suiformes:
    Families:
    Suidae (pigs)
    Tayassuidae (Wild Pigs, Peccaries)
    Hippopotamidae (Hippopotamus)

  • Suborder Tylopoda:
    Families:
    Camelidae (Camels and Llamas)

  • Suborder Ruminantia:
    Families:
    Tragulidae (Chevrotains, Mouse-deer)
    Cervidae (True Deer, Moose, Caribou, etc.)
    Giraffidae (Giraffe, Okapi)
    Antilocapridae (Pronghorn Antelope)
    Bovidae (Cow, Bison, Sheep, Goats, Antelopes, etc.)


    Animals of this order have either 2 or 4 toes on each foot. They often have complicated stomachs, and if they have horns they are on the crown of the head.

  • Ar`ti*o*dac"ty*la (#), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. even + finger or toe.] Zool.

    One of the divisions of the ungulate animals. The functional toes of the hind foot are even in number, and the third digit of each foot (corresponding to the middle finger in man) is asymmetrical and paired with the fourth digit, as in the hog, the sheep, and the ox; -- opposed to Perissodactyla.

     

    © Webster 1913.

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