Artiodactyla


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Ar·ti·o·dac·ty·la

(ar'ti-ō-dak'ti-lă),
An order of even-toed ungulates having either two or four digits, with the axis between the third and fourth; for example, pig and hippopotamus with four; camel, deer, giraffe, antelope, and cow with two.
[G. artios, even in number, + daktylos, finger]

Artiodactyla

the even-toed ungulates (i.e. animals possessing hoofs with two or four toes), such as cattle, pigs, deer and camel. Compare PERISSODACTYLA.

Artiodactyla

the animal order of artiodactylids. Contains the families Antilocapridae (proghorn antelope), Bovidae (antelope, wild cattle, bison, buffalo, wild goats, wild sheep), Camelidae (camels, guanacos, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas), Cervidae (moose, elk), Giraffidae (giraffe, okapi) and Tragulidae (mouse deer).
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Human P[14] strains are related to rotavirus strains isolated from even-toed ungulates belonging to the mammalian order Artiodactyla (6).
Among wild terrestrial mammals in Madagascar, animals of the orders Carnivora and Primata are not considered as candidates for the maintenance of RVFV; however, bats (order Chiroptera) and introduced bushpigs (order Artiodactyla, family Suidae, genus Potamochoerus) could be candidates, and their role in RVFV maintenance should be investigated (2).
Chromosomal mechanisms in the evolution of artiodactyla.
No documentation of grain overload in moose was found, though moose might be especially vulnerable to this condition as their mean retention time for digestion is the longest documented for cervids, and is surpassed by only 1 member of the order Artiodactyla, the Asian water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis; Stevens 1998).
vison Schreber, mink I Taxidea taxus (Schreber), badger I Family Mephitidae (skunks) I Mephitis mephitis (Schreber), striped skunk Family Felidae (cat) Lynx rufus (Schreber), bobcat I Order Artiodactyla Family Cervidae (deer) Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann), I white-tailed deer The white-tailed deer was extirpated by 1900 but was reintroduced Hypothetical Myotis leibi (Audubon & Bachman), Leib's bat Reithrodontomys humulis (Audubon & Bachman), eastern harvest mouse Extirpated Bison bison (Linnaeus), bison Ex (1830) Canis lupus Linnacus, timber (gray) wolf Ex (1908) C.
Artiodactyla Megaloceros ordosianus * Megaloceros pachyosteus * Megaloceros sp.
7 - Artiodactyla Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer) 8.