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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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The influence of exotic artiodactyls on white-tailed deer production and survival.
2]) and would be good sources of calcium and magnesium, thus possibly functioning as rodent "licks" similar to those reported by Jones & Hanson (1985) and Peterson (1955) for artiodactyls.
Whales originated from aquatic artiodactyls in the Eocene epoch of India.
Initial findings of the virus' virulence and potential for transmission between equids and artiodactyls were alarming and provided the impetus for experimental studies, which showed that disease could be induced in members of an additional 8 mammalian taxa: dogs, cats, horses, mice, hamsters, pigs, goats, and marmosets (4-6).
Climatic change and the advent of domestication: the succession of ruminant artiodactyls in the late Pleistocene-Holocene in the Israel region.
Anthracotheriids are a family of extinct suiform, bunoselenodont artiodactyls that range in age from middle Eocene to Miocene and occurred throughout the Old World as well as in North America.
The discoveries establish a close evolutionary link between cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and a group of mammals known as artiodactyls.
Fecal pellets of artiodactyls from the sloth layer were dated at 11,760 [+ or -] 610 radiocarbon years before present.
For example, members of the genus Setaria (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) are found in the abdominal cavity of artiodactyls (especially Bovidae), equids, and hyracoids.
Koobi Fora Research Project, Volume 3, The Fossil Ungulates: Geology, Fossil Artiodactyls, and Palaeoenvironments: 1-30.
Perhaps there is a simple solution to the controversy between paleontologists and molecular biologists over whether whales are descended from mesonychians or artiodactyls ("The whales tale," SN: 11/6/99, p.
Miocene and Pliocene artiodactyls, Texas Gulf Coastal Plain.