Paenungulata

plural noun
Paen·​ungulata | \ (ˈ)pēn+ \

Definition of Paenungulata

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

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History and Etymology for Paenungulata

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 18 Oct. 2021.

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