artiodactyl

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj artiodactyl of or relating to or belonging to mammals of the order Artiodactyla
    • n artiodactyl placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • artiodactyl Of or pertaining to the Artiodactyla; cloven-footed; even-toed. Also artiodactylous.
    • n artiodactyl One of the Artiodactyla.
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Usage

In literature:

The former of these has the toes odd (perissodactyle), the other has them even (artiodactyle).
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
Is the animal an artiodactyl or a perissodactyl?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Thus the Artiodactyles have nineteen of these vertebrae, and the Perissodactyles as a rule twenty-three.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
In the Miocene the evolution of the two-toed artiodactyl foot was well-nigh completed.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
The Artiodactyls comprise two groups, the Ruminants and Non-ruminants.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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