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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Fortunately, the fossil record for even-toed ungulates is excellent.
Pigs (wild and domestic) are even-toed ungulates, a characteristic shared with ruminant animals (e.g., cattle, deer, goats, sheep).
Hippos, they say, are only distant relatives of whales, no closer than are deer, pigs, or other even-toed ungulates.