Protungulata

plural noun Prot·ungulata \(¦)prōt+\

Definition of Protungulata

  1. 1 :  a hypothetical group ancestral to the ungulate mammals

  2. 2 in some classifications :  a major division of Eutheria comprising extinct mammals of the orders Condylarthra, Litopterna, Notoungulata, and Astrapotheria together with the recent and extinct Tubulidentata

protungulate

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of protungulata

New Latin, from prot- + Ungulata


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