artiodactyl mammal

Definitions of artiodactyl mammal
  1. noun
    placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
    synonyms: artiodactyl, even-toed ungulate
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    odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal
    placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
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    swine
    stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
    musk hog, peccary
    nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America
    Hippopotamus amphibius, hippo, hippopotamus, river horse
    massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
    ruminant
    any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
    camel
    cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
    llama
    wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
    Vicugna vicugna, vicuna
    small wild cud-chewing Andean animal similar to the guanaco but smaller; valued for its fleecy undercoat
    pollard
    a usually horned animal that has either shed its horns or had them removed
    Sus scrofa, grunter, hog, pig, squealer
    domestic swine
    boar
    an uncastrated male hog
    sow
    an adult female hog
    razorback, razorback hog, razorbacked hog
    a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States
    Sus scrofa, boar, wild boar
    Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
    Babyrousa Babyrussa, babiroussa, babirusa, babirussa
    Indonesian wild pig with enormous curved canine teeth
    warthog
    African wild swine with warty protuberances on the face and large protruding tusks
    Peccari angulatus, Tayassu angulatus, Tayassu tajacu, collared peccary, javelina
    dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collar; of semi desert areas of Mexico and southwestern United States
    Tayassu pecari, white-lipped peccary
    blackish peccary with whitish cheeks; larger than the collared peccary
    Chiacoan peccary
    a recently discovered large wild pig of Paraguay
    bovid
    hollow-horned ruminants
    American antelope, Antilocapra americana, prongbuck, pronghorn, pronghorn antelope
    fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns
    cervid, deer
    distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
    chevrotain, mouse deer
    very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa
    Arabian camel, Camelus dromedarius, dromedary
    one-humped camel of the hot deserts of northern Africa and southwestern Asia
    Bactrian camel, Camelus bactrianus
    two-humped camel of the cold deserts of central Asia
    Lama peruana, domestic llama
    used in the Andes as a beast of burden and source of wool; considered a domesticated variety of the guanaco
    Lama guanicoe, guanaco
    wild llama
    Lama pacos, alpaca
    domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco
    Giraffa camelopardalis, camelopard, giraffe
    tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa
    type of:
    hoofed mammal, ungulate
    any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
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