Definition of odd-toed ungulate in English:

odd-toed ungulate

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noun

  • A hoofed mammal of an order which includes horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs. Mammals of this group have either one or three toes on each foot. Compare with even-toed ungulate.
    • Order Perissodactyla: three families
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    • Artiodactyls stand in contrast to the ‘odd-toed ungulates,’ the Perissodactyla, in which the plane of symmetry runs down the third toe.
    • Even- and odd-toed ungulates are the predominant large mammalian herbivores in most of the world today.
    • The horse's single toe on each of its four feet is its most marked anatomical characteristic and makes it a perissodactyl or odd-toed ungulate.

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