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Ungulate
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous – Recent
Llamas, which have two toes, are artiodactyls -- "even toed" ungulates
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Ungulata
(unranked): Ungulatomorpha
Orders & Clades
  • Order Perissodactyla
  • Eparctocyona
    • Order Arctostylonia (extinct)
    • Order Mesonychia (extinct)
    • Cetartiodactyla
    • Bulbulodentata (extinct)
      • Family Hyopsodontidae
      • Meridiungulata (extinct)
        • Order Litopterna (extinct)
        • Order Notoungulata (extinct)
        • Order Pyrotheria (extinct)
        • Order Astrapotheria (extinct)

Ungulates (meaning roughly "hoofed" or "hoofed animal") are several groups of mammals most of which use the tips of their toes, usually hoofed, to sustain their whole bodyweight whilst moving.

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