Protungulata

plural noun

Prot·​ungulata
(¦)prōt+
1
: a hypothetical group ancestral to the ungulate mammals
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
(ˈ)⸗+
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from prot- + Ungulata

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“Protungulata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Protungulata. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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