Definition of Tubulidentata in English:


Line breaks: Tu¦buli|den¦tata
Pronunciation: /ˌtjuːbjʊlɪdɛnˈtɑːtə
, -ˈteɪtə/


  • An order of mammals which comprises only the aardvark.
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    • This group includes modern Proboscidea, Sirenia (dugongs and manatees), Hyracoidea, Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles), Tubulidentata, and Macroscelidea (elephant shrews).
    • The orders Hyracoidea, Macroscelides, Sirenia, Proboscidea, and Tubulidentata were grouped into a single clade called Afrotheria.
    • Among the remaining orders, rate differences were mostly not significant; only Chiroptera evolved faster than Artiodactyla and Tubulidentata, whereas Cetacea evolved faster than Artiodactyla.


modern Latin (plural), from tubule + Greek odous, odont- 'tooth'.

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