tylopod

tylopod

▪ hoofed mammal
      any of the pad-footed, even-toed, hoofed mammals of the suborder Tylopoda (order Artiodactyla). This group contains three extinct families and one living family, Camelidae (camel), which contains the camels and the lamoids—the llama, alpaca, guanaco, and vicuña.

      The chief distinguishing features of the tylopods are found in the structure of the feet, the bone enclosing the middle ear, the neck vertebrae, the number and form of the teeth, and the absence of horns. The living forms are cud chewers and have a rumen.

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  • tylopod — ty·lo·pod …   English syllables

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  • artiodactyl — artiodactylous, adj. /ahr tee oh dak til/, adj. 1. Zool. having an even number of toes or digits on each foot. n. 2. a hoofed, even toed mammal of the order Artiodactyla, comprising the pigs, hippopotamuses, camels, deer, giraffes, pronghorns,… …   Universalium

  • Anoplotherium — Schädel von Anoplotherium commune Zeitraum Oberes Eozän bis Unterstes Oligozän 37 bis 33 Mio. Jahre Fundorte Deutschland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tylopodous — adjective see tylopod …   Useful english dictionary

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