artiodactyl


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artiodactyl

(är′tē-ō-dăk′təl)
n.
Any of various hoofed mammals of the order Artiodactyla, having an even number of toes, either two or four, on each foot. Artiodactyls include camels, pigs, hippopotamuses, and the ruminants, such as cattle, deer, sheep, and antelopes.

ar′ti·o·dac′tyl, ar′ti·o·dac′ty·lous (-tə-ləs) adj.
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Ten species of mammals were recorded in Acjanaco (Tables 4, 5), including one marsupial, six rodents, two carnivorous and one artiodactyl.
Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the artiodactyl ribonuclease superfamily.
Consistent with this observation, each individual genome segment of V585 was most closely related to artiodactyl-derived strains or human zoonotic rotavirus strains characterized to be derived from artiodactyl hosts.
The purpose of this report is to describe an unusual, new occurrence of the anthracotheriid artiodactyl Heptacodon from the Yegua Formation in Houston County (100 miles north of the city of Houston and 100 miles east of Waco), Texas, and to focus new attention on this genus, the rarest among North American anthracotheriids.
Working independently in fossil beds in northern Pakistan, he and his colleagues have concluded that pakicetids, a group ancestral to modern cetaceans and predating the transition to marine life, also had the artiodactyl ankle form.
Sometime more than 55 million years ago, the artiodactyl ancestors of whales and hippos split off from other groups that would lead to camels, pigs, deer, and cows.
An example is LSUMG 3599, a small artiodactyl right premolar, which differs from AMNH 95489, Blastomeryx from the Trinity River site in Texas, in lacking a distinctive posterolabial heel.
DNA systematics and evolution of the artiodactyl family Bovidae.
It is too large to represent a peccary and probably represents some other artiodactyl or a perissodactyl.
The first ruminants appeared in the middle Eocene record (55Ma) of Asia and North America, and their origin lies within the initial artiodactyl radiation (Rose, 1996; Ginsburg et al.
Cloning and characterisation of the gene encoding red deer (Cervus elaphus) growth hormone: implications for the molecular evolution of growth hormone in artiodactyls.
In the animal kingdom, artiodactyls have an even number of what?