Paenungulata

plural noun

Paen·​ungulata
(ˈ)pēn+
in some classifications
: a major division of eutherian mammals comprising the extinct orders Pantodonta, Dinocerata, Pyrotheria, and Embrithopoda together with the surviving orders Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin paene nearly, almost + New Latin Ungulata; so called from their position in the evolutionary scale

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“Paenungulata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paenungulata. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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