plural noun

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


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

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“Paenungulata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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