Paenungulata

plural noun Paen·ungulata \(ˈ)pēn+\

Definition of Paenungulata

in some classifications

  1. :  a major division of eutherian mammals comprising the extinct orders Pantodonta, Dinocerata, Pyrotheria, and Embrithopoda together with the surviving orders Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia

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Origin and Etymology of paenungulata

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


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